Kan mo skilpte ek ki mo trouve ki mo pe donn lavi enn morso dibwa, ki avek inpe pasians, mo resi donn li enn form, se sa ki fer pasion ki mo ena pou mo metie.
What makes me passionate about my craft is this feeling I get when I use my hands to carve life into a piece of wood and bring out a shape with a little patience.
At the age of 14, her aunt gave her a piece of wood and a chisel, and asked her to create any form which came to her mind. After several attempts and a lot of patience, Joëlle was finally able to create a perfectly shaped lion head.
Ever since, she has been passionate about wood carving and with the help of Beautiful Localhands, she has been able to open her own workshop at home. Clients are impressed by her skill and dedication. They come to her with a description or an image of what they are looking for and she produces an exact wooden replica for them. She is also very popular at hotel exhibitions; clients love watching her carve out mini replicas of dodos or make personalised keyrings.