What intrigues you about ceramics?
I think it is the mixture of many things, involving all my senses. I can work with my hands and intuition, and at the same time I can develop my creativity conceptually, and apply digital technologies.
How important is tradition in your work?
It is very important, both in terms of skills and know-how and of my emotional connection to the craft. Just like a traditional craftsman, I follow all aspects of production on my own, from the concept to the execution.
©Leo Von Elm
What do you love most about your craft?
I love engaging my senses in my work, to touch the material and keep the connection to the original concept. And the most exciting part is to experience how my ideas materialise through my hands, which sometimes comes as a surprise also to myself.
What does it take to stand out in the world of ceramics?
First of all, you need the skill: if you have a lot of experience, and can improvise, it is always visible in your work. The other part is to follow your own interests and have something to say, to enrich the whole conversation.