Do you still make dolls?
Yes! I have a passion for delicate workmanship; dolls, as well as fantasy sculptures such as mythological animals or theatrical characters, give me an opportunity to make very fine objects with a wealth of details, from hair curls to jewellery. Ceramics has liberated my creativity in this as well.
What inspires your work?
All that is human and humane. Anything that touches my soul, and it could be tough stuff. One of my most recent pieces, for example, was inspired by the theme of domestic violence against women. It was ignited by a criminal case that resonated with me.
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What do you love most about ceramics?
Ceramics is a very philosophical art. The outcome is hard to predict, and you learn from it. You work with a very ancient material that has survived for centuries, while being extremely fragile. I call it fragile eternity.
What sparked your interest in Neolithic rock art?
For me, ceramics is about pushing boundaries. I love the idea of using images from ancient rock paintings to create three-dimensional works – sculptures or wall panels – to give volume to the stories they tell. And it is about bridging centuries, too.