During my stay at the residency, the nature and surroundings in Faucogney-Et-Lar-Mér played an important role in my work and the development of my process. A beautiful grey foggy energy during the fall sets the tone for peaceful and continuing thoughts. I went there not knowing exactly what to expect. What I was met with was welcoming and settled. Both from the nature, surroundings, the energy, the collective and the people from the village. I found myself needing to adapt a bit, coming from a big city it is quite the contrast. I ended up feeling very freed and integrated in the set up I was in. I was there for almost 3 months and truly believed my mind and practice benefitted quite a lot from it. I shared the space with different artists, which made the stay more like a collective, which I think I needed as well. I spent a lot of time in the forest and local surroundings, which definitely set the groundwork for some of my projects while being there. A series of works “Tiles and Signs” is created with literal fragments found, seen and experienced from Faucogney-Et-Lar-Mér. Close to the village, there is also a quarry that had quite some relevance to how I worked with my ceramics in a more rough and “natural” or actually unnatural way. Faucogney’s serenity and isolation provided me with the focus needed to give myself and my work the attention and care I missed. Really a fantastic experience!