Why did you choose ceramics?
23 years ago, when I had to choose, I felt that ceramics had everything I liked: the possibility to create three-dimensional objects with graphic drawings. So, you get to be a sculptor and a graphic artist at the same time.
Do you have specific techniques you like the most?
I mostly work with an electric kiln, but this depends on my working conditions because I live in the city. However, in the summer, when I have the possibility, I enjoy wood burning very much. Last summer, I tried Anagama technique, and I am absolutely fascinated by its possibilities.
What inspires you?
I do not have one specific source of inspiration. Sometimes it can be music, sometimes a certain gesture I have seen recently, even a feeling. I can be inspired by emotions, moods, or the environment that surrounds me.
When do you consider your work done?
My work is done when I am pleased with the result. Sometimes one burning is enough and sometimes it requires eight firings until it matches the image I have in my head. Ceramics is full of surprises – you never know how the result will look.