Were you born into a family of artisans?
No, but my father was a painter, and he taught me a very long time ago. From time to time we could come into his studio and make a painting. But he never let us work before giving us a 'restriction', such as 'make red the dominant colour'.
What did you learn from your father’s lesson?
Much later, I understood that a restriction pushes you forward and helps you direct your thoughts and creativity. I have been suffering from severe pain in my back and fingers, but I learned to use my physical limitation to open a new and creative road.
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How do you approach porcelain?
I am always trying to push the limits of the thickness of the sides, and challenge the laws of gravity. I play with traditional forms and techniques searching for balance, playing with light and shadow. Lines, forms and ideas, preferably in movement... it’s a tightrope walk!
What aspect of your work is important to you?
I think the communicative aspect is very important. The interaction between what I mean to make, and what others see in it, is seldom a contradiction, but usually an enrichment. Through this interaction, my work achieves an abstract dimension, which I enjoy.