Do you use any special tools and techniques?
My most important tools are hammers, stakes and anvils in various shapes and sizes, and the fire for annealing and brazing silver. Every object I create is crafted by casting, forging, raising and mounting. The appearance is modern, but the techniques I use are ancient.
What inspires you?
Everything around me, such as architecture, literature, anatomy, mathematics and geometry, as well as childhood memories, the physical properties of metal, and antique silverworks.
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What do you love most about what you do?
I adore hammer work: shaping the metal with various hammers, by forging, raising, sinking, stretching. For me, pursuing an idea all the way from the first design sketch to the finished metal creation is a source of endless fascination and delight.
In what way does metalwork reflect European culture?
Until the late 18th century, silversmiths were an integral part of Europe’s political and economic life. Drawing inspiration from the long tradition of this ancient craft, my passion is the creation of contemporary silver.