Why did you choose multiplication as your way of expression?
At the beginning, I only had a small pottery kiln and had to find a way to make large surfaces with it - hence the idea of multiplication. But once I went in this direction, I realised that this scrupulous process brings me a feeling of joy and calmness. You could say its therapeutic.
Is it also very labour intensive?
Yes. I make a pattern from different elements, and each of them requires polishing; composition is another step. Often through experiments with glazes I create a colour palette which requires twice as much material. There are hundreds of hours of work but I believe this is the strong point of my projects.
© Piotr Micek
Did your various collaborations influence your work?
During the year, I carry out a dozen individual exhibitions from various fields. Contact with these artists is a real treasure trove. I have worked with different artists and encountered diverse techniques that I later translate somehow into my reality.
What advice would you give young students?
That fate is in their hands. Talent is important, but the basis is hard work and your personality. You need to be persistent in making decisions. What I do now, is the result of work I imposed myself. If it wasn't for my obstinacy, and kind people I met on my way, I wouldn't be where I am now.