How would you define your style?
I would call it eclectic. It’s a mix of oriental taste, Scandinavian style and my personal touch, which is very design-oriented. For example, once I made a teapot inspired by the Japanese ones used in tea ceremonies, but I turned it into a design object with an octagonal faceting and an oblique handle.
What’s the signature feature of your works?
Elaborated surfaces and textures, obtained by carving, cutting, and glazing. My creative process, too, is similar both for everyday objects and art pieces: my approach is always rational, with a lot of preliminary thought.
Do you have a favourite technique?
Mostly I work with the lathe, but I often use slabs, too, and hand building. Sometimes I combine two methods, shaping with the lathe and then deforming with my hands. I never use moulds. I love glazing, but lately I’ve rediscovered the beauty of raw matter.
What’s the best part of your craft?
I especially enjoy the finishing process, when the object has already taken shape and is there before my eyes. It’s the moment when the creative tension subsides and I can take care of small details. I really love to concentrate on them.