What inspires you?
The clay itself. I experiment with forms and materials. Making ceramics can be mysterious; you never know exactly what will happen. That's one of the reasons why I want to make my objects myself. Cities, their atmosphere and architecture, are also inspiring, as is Art Deco, Bauhaus and Memphis.
Why did you decide to start this craft?
First I wanted to be a photographer, but soon I realised that expressing myself in three dimensions was my thing. Clay is never a blank canvas. It has a shape, all you need is your hands. I also love the fact that clay is a product of nature. The town where I grew up was built on clay.
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How do you harness tradition and innovation?
I combine traditional methods with modern technology, especially 3D printing. Tradition is inspiring, but I also give the material the opportunity to just 'be' and to develop into something new. I like to work with plaster moulds and slip casting, and I’m very precise with details, forms and structures.
Could your craft be considered in danger?
Ceramics as a profession is in danger, even if making ceramics is quite trendy at the moment. But I believe in combining the future and the past, and I think that the things people do with their hands can never be totally replaced with technology.