When did you decide to pick up wood working?
As students, we visited a furniture factory and I fell in love with solid wood. I thought I would work in industry, but the lack of industrial production in Croatia forced me to make unique objects on my own, as opposed to serial production.
What do you like about crafts the most?
I love that it's not dull, it's dynamic and perhaps that it's gender bending. It's rewarding to see the direct impact of your work physically manifested. You can witness the result of your efforts, something that is often lost in 'typical' office jobs.
Which materials do you use mostly?
Wood and wood-processing technologies are my specialisations. I mostly work with wood, especially bog oak wood, but also with other bio-degradable materials. Products I design fall into the categories of furniture, packaging, lighting design, jewellery and accessories.
What do people not normally know about your work?
People don't know how dirty and down-to-earth this profession can really be. There is a poetical, philosophical side to it, but on the other side, there is dust, dirt, cold, heat, blood, sweat, and tears. This contrast and contradiction have followed me throughout my professional life.