In a strange way, they are brought to life by my inner desire to transform a raw material, such as clay, into something both useful and arty, integrated in everyday life. Every single object has a story to tell. Each piece is a fusion of joy, inner resistance or an unfortunate moment, as well as my own learning experience of loving, welcoming and saying goodbye at the same time. That’s why each one of them is unique.
The visual lack of perfection is an intended expression of creativity. I do not wish to form something that looks flawless, but to let the whole process of creation undisguised and, therefore, open to interpretation. While working, I don’t need to tell myself what I am doing. When I paint or carve with bas-relief – a plate, a bowl or a vase – my hands become extensions of my memories, my feelings and my inspiration. The way I see it, the objects are never finite. They are recreated again and again or at least revisited by the person that will love them.”
My ceramic works are inspired by vibrant autobiographical elements around trauma and healing, with emphasis on the voice. Color is an important component of my practice, enhancing the narrative of the works. The unexpected materials attached to them such as screws, copper, springs, fittings etc., highlight my self-sarcastic and deliberate style while chance and error are introduced as differentiating factors.