Has any moment in your career stood out?
I've always felt so honoured to be invited to international exhibitions. In 2010, I exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. During the opening evening, a couple visited my booth and decided to buy all the displayed items straight away – before the exhibition had even started!
How do you balance tradition and innovation?
The manual production process and my training with a master is connected to tradition and I highly appreciate that part of craftsmanship. However, the minimalist design of my cast iron cooking objects is as much dedicated to innovation, since I use digital techniques whenever possible.
© Berthold Hoffmann
What inspires your style?
Good architecture is my passion, especially early Romanesque architecture as well as Etruscan culture and objects. I’m very interested in Hellenistic pottery and the history and design of European household appliances since the Middle Ages. Researching always leads to new design ideas.
Do you work alone or as part of a team?
It's not possible to practise my craft alone. My part of the process involves designing from scratch, preparing the copper mock-up and then finishing the object after the casting process. The moulding itself takes place at the famous Neumarkter Eisengießerei and is pure teamwork.