Why is the wood-fired kiln so special to you?
Only in wood-fired ceramics can the palpable, self-contained presence of nature be felt, with which the object is born. Here an entire world is revealed. It was uplifting to see the appreciative faces of excellent chefs and other clients for my wood-fired ceramics.
How are pottery and gastronomy interlinked?
All ingredients of pottery, and all the main ingredients of cooking, too, are taken from the same basic material: soil. Their experiences, consistencies, even their vocabulary are common. Similar to gastronomy, noble technology alone is not sufficient: true quality only arises from expertise.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
My work is inspired by what others experience as a constraint: respect for my profession, its traditions, rules, technological richness, great masters, role models. I also allow myself to be influenced by the location, manner, environment, or personality of the customer, too.
How do tradition and innovation combine in your work?
Organically. In every piece of mine, a tradition comes to life. I highlight aspects from the heritage that I would like to live in. I like to pull together elements that are distant from each other in time and space, and from this multi-layered approach spectacular things are born.