What is the process behind your geometrical forms?
I work with a special technique where the model for a newly designed object is not turned or built, but is sawn out of a block of alabaster plaster, cut and then precisely ground by hand into the intended shape.
How does this process manifest in the object?
The objects are not the result of spontaneous material reactions and chance, but from a sensitive and at the same time very focused development process.
It is the special challenge which the box poses in porcelain that fascinates me. Because porcelain is shrinking by 15 % during the firing process at 1,300 degrees celsius in the kiln. Only when the prototype has been ground to the exact millimetre, the mould will shrink evenly so that the lid still perfectly fits.
Where did you acquire the necessary skills?
I worked with many leading manufacturers such as J.&L. Lobmeyer, Augarten, or Theresienthal. During all these projects I gained a skill-set that today enables me to carry out every step in the creation process myself, freeing my creativity from technical restrictions.