How do you play with tradition and innovation?
The slip casting is a traditional method which goes back to ancient Greece. Even though I use a manufacturing technique (slip casting), my approach, techniques and treatment of the material lead me to innovative outcomes where two pieces are never the same.
What does well made mean to you?
When you create from the heart and with attention to detail. Modern Greeks often use the word meraki to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love -- when you put "something of yourself" into what you're doing.
How is your craft linked to your location?
My studio is located by the River Thames in a very old industrial area with centuries of history. It is my sanctuary. Once I start walking by the quiet river and enter my studio, the still and calmness of the water follows me in. I guess this calmness reflects in my work.
Is there a moment in your professional life that stands out?
The best moment is the written messages and feedback I receive from clients. It makes me want to carry on creating, knowing that my pieces are with someone who appreciates and cherishes my work. And mostly knowing that I made a difference, even for a moment, in someone’s life.