What was the first object you created?
I remember my first exhibition, called Utilitarian Mutations. I worked on the link that the craftsman has with the material and the mise en abyme of his actions. This drew the viewer's interest to the border between artist and craftsman.
Do you master specific techniques?
Porcelain is one of the most complex materials to master; I could not say that I master it entirely, but I try. Regarding techniques, I use a little bit of everything: stamping, turning, pigeonholes, modelling, brush painting, gold and platinum decoration...
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What are your sources of inspiration?
Firstly, nature; it has a lot to teach us. I am also fascinated by the work of the researcher. Automation, robotics and other scientific processes lead me towards the discovery of new specimens that question the life of tomorrow. I imagine and represent the utopian mutations that could arise from this research.
When is a porcelain item well made?
It is the detail that you do not see, which will have taken me another whole day. It is the time I do not count anymore; it is the passion and dedication I invest into it.