What role does timing play in your craft?
The exact moment of perfect, glossy fusion relies on timing – in my case never governed by orderly timekeeping, but rather by an enigmatic internal clock that relies on ‘gut feeling’ to gauge when a piece is ready. This gloriously ‘messy’, spontaneous side of the enamelling process subverts the scientific, grid-like standards of modern routine.
Where does this way of creation lead you?
By using symbolically laden resources and forms, I aim to create something that has become precious above all because of its uniqueness – a distinctiveness born from my personal intrinsic visual language and the meticulousness of my labour.
Does the value not lie in the material?
No, real value in this fleeting world of ours does not only lie in gold or gemstones, but in human time, in devotion, passion and sincerity. I believe that we enshrine some part of ourselves within an object if we spend hours labouring on it.
Would you consider you pieces as time capsules?
When creating a piece, the artist pores over the small artwork in such a way that the centre of his or her world temporarily shrinks to a physical space measured in centimetres, but the metaphorical and imaginative space may be vast: a whole world of symbolism and emotion.