Why did you choose ceramics?
Paula: I am passionate about cooking and tableware is such an essential element of the process, the final one, where the result is on display. Handmade ceramic not only holds the food, but reminds you that what you are eating is also handmade, thus creating a connection.
How do you express tradition and innovation in your work?
Cameron: Our process is manual, we follow the traditional steps of making ceramics by hand, we adapt our machines and moulds, to make it smoother. Our diverse backgrounds allow us to think differently, we focus on textures and we create and develop our own glazes for each type of clay. We never stop investigating.
How would you define "well made"?
Paula: Each piece should meet all of our clients’ requirements, there has to be balance in the glazing and the feel, in the waterproof and storage features. It is the handmade process that makes each of our pieces truly one-of-a-kind, aiming at showcasing cooked food at its best.
Do you have a passion for inventing machines?
Cameron: I do love it and I found an old cast iron sausage extrude in a second-hand market, which I then converted into an extruder for ceramic objects. A lot of experimentation goes into making different dyes for the machine, some work some don’t!