Do you remember when you chose this craft?
The first assignment of my studies was to build a cupboard using traditional methods. I decided to do a new version of it. Our teacher wasn’t too thrilled, but couldn’t fail me as I had applied the right techniques. That’s when I knew I wanted to design and produce unique objects.
What are your sources of inspiration?
Contradictions, everything tasteless, sarcasm, kitsch, insane memes, human impulses, music videos by Die Antwoord, fine dining, beer and piles of rubbish.
© Petra Kotro
Do you master any specific techniques?
I’m accomplished at working with fibreglass. But perhaps my special skill is to master several techniques and materials and deploy them to execute crazy ideas. I am quick to learn, but also fast to get bored if things get too easy.
What do you love most about your profession?
The freedom to create whatever the imagination ignites. The opportunity to be inspired by the work of colleagues. The element of surprise, which comes with the uncertainty of an artistic life. Impulsiveness and working fluidly.