Landscapes and natural surfaces such as tree barks, lichens or rocks offer me an endless source of inspiration. All that surrounds me has an impact on my work.
My hands are my most important tools and the potter’s wheel seems to be the technique I need to center myself. It is the one I use the most while working with clay and my mind is usually set to find a way to make pieces come alive while throwing on the wheel.
Wedging, centering, opening the clay to create space, void and to shape the clay are all meditative steps leading to a certain piece, at a precise moment.
Being present and enjoying the creative process is essential for me, as I do believe that the maker's energy remains, somehow, in the piece.
My work explores the acceptance of imperfection, whereas wheel throwing involves the opposite: forming the perfect, regular circle. Thus I find myself on a never-ending journey looking for balance. A balance that lies in contrasts between roughness and softness, straight lines and asymmetry, simple shapes, as a canvas for dramatic glaze drips, with a natural palette of colors and organic textures.
Finding a serene harmony between all these aspects is my main focus, and I want my pieces to transmit this emotion.
Aesthetics and purpose go hands in hands for me and the ceramics I make are meant to be reached, touched, felt and used.
I consider my vessels as a support, not as the main protagonists of the story, which is yours to write.