Where does this passion for glass come from?
Even in Canada there is an artistic tradition linked to glass, its roots are in the Italian immigrants who brought this knowledge with them. Before I discovered this tradition of glass crafts, I worked leather. But glass caught my attention and I haven't been tempted to go back.
Is your art linked to a particular place?
My works are inspired by my extensive travels, so it is true to say they are linked to the countries I have visited, the people I have known and the things I have seen and learned. Travel has greatly contributed to my education, but there isn't just one place or one time that inspired me.
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Do you think your craft is in danger?
Covid changed many things. On the one hand there is a general reconnection with making things and using our own limbs, on the other hand there are huge pressures on us all. Political decisions coming out of the pandemic will have a big influence on the ability of the craft to survive.
What do you like most about your craft?
I really love the creative part, the one in which you see the idea take form and shape. It is almost as though you see the hands reading my thoughts and making them real and concrete.