Husband and wife Jerome and Benedicte Leclere are the four hands crafting every piece behind L'impatience.
When leaving France over a decade ago, we could not imagine that one day we would call Upstate New York home and never look back. It took us a few detours, from Vancouver British Columbia to Toronto Ontario before finally finding our way to New York City.
After a few years in the city and countless weekends spent upstate New York, we eventually decided to switch our weekend escapes into full time mode and moved out to the beautiful Catskills region near Woodstock, with our little baby Anton on the way.
The early beginnings of L'impatience started in our Brooklyn apartment where we had installed a makeshift studio comprised of a potter's wheel and a couple of shelves. We were transporting our pieces to our local ceramics studio for firing, anxiously hoping that nothing would break with each travel. We did break many pieces indeed, but mainly due to our constant eagerness to speed up the process and see the end results too soon... which is how the name naturally came to us.
All of our pieces now come from our home studio in Woodstock, they are all handmade and invite to rediscover the simple things, celebrate these little moments and share them with others. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we enjoy making them.
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