Which colours speak to you?
In the 90s I was travelling through Europe to Gibraltar where there were colours galore. When I returned to Estonia I went with a small expedition across the polar line to the Sami regions. It was there where I realised the halftones, small nuances and foggy transition of colours are what I love, and that I was in the right place.
What materials do you like to work with?
Sustainable, valuable and traditional materials speak to me the most, like silk, cotton, linen and wool. The more energy is put into the material the more I wish for it to age in a dignified way. When I start my work process, I keep the aging aspect in mind. I want my products to last for a long period, not just for a year.
© Juta Kübarsepp
Can you recall a memorable moment in your career?
There was a time when I was working with the Japanese and I realised their aesthetics matched my craft, even though I had never been exposed to it before in my life. It was a nice realisation, and ever since then working with Japanese culture and people has been heartwarming!
What’s your advice for a beginner?
As with anything that is linked to heartfelt creativity, you need to remember that a lot of persistence and patience is required. Remember that everything comes gradually and nothing comes overnight. Also always remember to stay true to yourself.