How did you begin studying ceramics?
I passed the examinations for ceramics, which were very competitive, unlike now. Yugoslavia was a communist country. There were only state universities and it was very difficult to get a place. The ceramics department was very small, they had five places but 50 students who wanted to study.
Do you specialise in a specific kind of ceramics?
I almost only work with porcelain. Lately, I have been using a lot of slip casting, which I then decorate in different ways. I almost don’t use glaze at all, instead I use a lot of coloured slip. I colour the slip-cast porcelain with pigments that I make myself.
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What do you love most about what you do?
I like the creative part the most. You have to fight with the form to make it, because sometimes I have the impression that the form wants to become what it wants and I want something else. When I feel that I have made it as I want, I start to decorate my work.
How did you develop your particular style?
Talent is like a muscle, if you don’t exercise it then you get fat! It’s the same for an artwork really. I don’t stop, I really work every day. Most inspiration comes from both outside and inside. What you have inside you and what you see around you.