Why did you take up this craft?
I used to draw beautifully as a child, and I loved doing it. When I got more into different arts, I was most fascinated by ceramics. Ceramics charmed me because of the wide range of possibilities, the variety of techniques, and the prospect of a lifetime of learning, discovering, and experimenting.
Where did you learn ceramics?
I graduated in ceramics from Kaunas School of Applied Arts. After that, I worked for a long time in household ceramics production at the fine ceramics factory Jiesia. There I gained a lot of experience and knowledge about the potter's craft.
What do you like most about your craft?
What I love about my craft is seeing how I can combine three different elements to create beautiful pieces: clay, water and fire. Even though it is one of the oldest crafts on Earth, I can still discover and learn something new today, incredible discoveries, 'firsts' that motivate and encourage me to go deeper in the craft and to improve.
When do you decide that a piece is finished?
I decide that a piece is good when I see that its shape, decoration, lightness, functionality, and colour are all in harmony with each other and form a coherent whole.