Where do you find your inspiration?
I find inspiration in the materials I work with. Sometimes I’m inspired by white, fragile porcelain, and sometimes by rough, black fire clay. When I’m out of ideas, which rarely happens, I draw for days. My drawings are visual notes of my inner world.
What are traditional or innovative elements in your work?
I often stick to forms such as tea pots or bowls, which are traditional. But what’s innovative is that I always have the need to transform and shift those classical forms. I take away their utilitarian value and treat them as a canvas or decoration.
When is an object well made?
The objects I make are all unique, I don’t tend to repeat myself or work in big series. There is always a moment when I think something is done and finished. But I gladly leave some of my works unfinished, with errors that I find charming.
What do you love most about your work?
When I picked up clay as a young adult, I had a strong flashback to my childhood and it woke up a whole world inside me. I just knew – this was it. Today, what I love most is that sense of peace that comes during work and the happiness when I open the kiln.