What did you discover during that trip to Japan?
I was fascinated by the special elegance and sensitivity of Japanese ceramics. I think ceramics are a necessity because they are connected to the origin of our identity as humans, and Japanese ceramics are the model for their delicacy.
How would you describe your process?
I use several techniques and I choose the one I think is appropriate depending on the piece I have in mind. I work a lot with the technique of cylinders, the most ancient one, but I also work with the wheel. My main interest is texture, more than colour. The surfaces of my pieces are like skin.
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What do you most like to make?
I really like making small everyday pieces, since they are connected to life. But I love also doing big pieces, since they allow you to experiment with new shapes and work in a more conceptual, more intimate way. Every piece is unique, in any case. I’m currently experimenting with porcelain.
What do you try to achieve?
I like simple, pure shapes, like you find in ancient ceramics, but at the same time I try to make them contemporary. I think quality comes from being respectful of your own work and of the material. That’s mastery for me: time, resilience and passion.