What fascinates you most about ceramics?
A special formula can be applied to it: alchemy plus a long and patient work process equals ceramic creation. Also, I put a lot of emphasis on craftsmanship and the quality of the finished piece.
How do tradition and innovation influence your work?
I like to combine different techniques: traditional (moulding, ringing) with innovative (laser decals, combining clay with textiles, glass, metal, stone). I also like to turn various modern objects into clay objects, thus changing their meaning. In this way, objects of the modern world become ceramic works.
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What inspires you to create?
The main focus of my work is interpreting plants and the perpetual motion of nature. Every single thing in nature is like a separate landscape. I create my ‘landscapes’ using coloured clay masses and glazes and applying various decoration techniques. I encrust ceramics into stone, wood and metal in an original way.
Do you use any unique techniques?
I mostly use plaster moulds I make myself. For that I use various plants (often home-grown) or household items I find in my kitchen (silicone ice cube and cupcake moulds, etc). These shapes are not easy to mould, especially if the item has an expiry date or is complex in structure, so I have developed my own techniques.