How did you train to do this?
I have always been very sensitive to working with materials in a contemporary way. I drew my knowledge from a diploma in arts and crafts, then I got a degree in upholstery, and then another in fine arts, where I took a more sensitive and narrative approach to the subject.
Where do you find inspiration?
I always start from my senses and the feel of the material under my fingers. It is, above all, about drawing from this experience. As a result, a work is organic, vibrant and close to a living form. I take real pleasure in using my imagination, revealing new dimensions and varying the scale of my works.
Marie Prechac © Ateliers de Paris
What do people not normally know about your work?
When I first started to work with paper in 2012 I focused on the idea of emptiness and lightness. From this I developed my first sculptures, giving life to a body of work centred on hollows and reliefs, which I continue to develop today through works that are increasingly monumental.
What does 'well made' mean to you?
To make something is a process: it starts from an idea and continues in dialogue between the hands and the material until the culmination of a form. This journey takes time. For me it is a relationship with the purity of an emotion. Something well made touches us and resonates within us.