Why did you choose to become a ceramicist?
In the beginning, I wanted to be an industrial designer. But after visiting the ceramics department at my school, I realised that I could create my own designs and explore new ideas in a much more enjoyable way using my own hands, rather than drawing my ideas and letting factory machines produce them.
How are your sculptures made?
Many of my works are handcrafted using clay coils, or hand built in combination with wheel-thrown elements. I also use plaster moulds as part of the form creating process. Rolled out sheets of clay are pressed into plaster moulds, formed, and then manipulated further.
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What inspires your work?
Modernist painters from the early 1900s, like Le Corbusier and Léger. I am also inspired by the playfulness and visual power of Post-Modernists, such as the Memphis group. These references are essential for my work. They inspire me to play with my own ideas of shapes and colours.
What don't people normally know about you?
I spend a lot of time thinking and planning new works before I touch the clay. It takes a long time to make unique pieces for an exhibition. The choice of colour is essential for the work as a whole.