What appeals about working with metal?
I like to see my ideas come to life in the form of metal objects. The precision and strength of metal, not just silver but also steel, titanium and gold, is appealing to me. I have a great interest in learning and developing new techniques, which represent an important part of my creative process.
What are your sources of inspiration?
I find inspiration in both nature and the world of mechanics, where function goes before aesthetics. I strive to get a balance between the two. If I can make an object in which I can associate two totally different elements, such as bamboo and drainpipes for example, I am happy.
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How important is the link between your craft and your country?
I think my childhood setting and environment has given me references that will follow me all my life. In that sense my craft is inevitably connected to my country. Maybe that's why I feel an attraction to the great Scandinavian designers from the last century, even though I strive to find new paths in my craft.
How would you describe your perfect day as an artisan?
To get up in the morning with an idea and see a result in the evening. Of course, usually it takes a bit longer than just one day! Then, when I have completed a tea or coffee pot, I like to invite my colleges for a cup of tea or coffee served from the newly made vessel.