What are your specialisations?
I know how to make prototypes, moulds, slip cast and hand built ceramics. I sometimes make my own materials and glazes and I love the laboratory feeling of this craft. I enjoy trying new shapes, colours and textures, mixing materials and techniques. Experiments and new projects excite me the most.
How do tradition and innovation entwine in your work?
If taking an old craft – which we practise in the same way as people did before – and adapting it to current needs is innovation, then this is it. I try to make modern ceramics in a traditional way. I also do my best to act in a responsible manner, recycling materials and reducing waste.
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What do you love most about ceramics?
I love the warmth, the texture, the earthy feeling and the endless possibilities of working with clay. I also like the process of transformation. The material passes from one state to another, taking on a new form, from dust to liquid and then to solid. You only see the finished object after the last firing.
What patterns do you usually use?
I have a passion for line and repetition, as they are therapeutic for me. One of my collections, Mundane Geometries, uses patterns inspired by decorative elements of architecture, like fences and grids. My local surroundings inspire me and I enjoy interpreting what I see in my work.