Creator of the whimsical ceramic kraft paper bag and glove vases, Michel Harvey compares his work to that of a magician. "Nothing in his hand, nothing up his sleeves."
Raised in Quebec City, he studied design at the University of Quebec and Ceramics at Cegep of Montreal, and he now lives in Montreal.
His technique, like a magic wand, transforms common, anonymous, everyday objects info art forms that surprise, intrigue and amuse.
His main objective is to create a work of quality which is also pleasant to own, but which is able to do more - his handcrafted porcelain vases can hold water, plants and flowers.
If he were not an artist, he says he'd be a magician - "probably as good as David Copperfield."