Fire and Me
My fascination with Fire started early in my childhood. Only much later I took fancy to other elements and their interaction with glow – this was my way to ceramics.
In my work I draw inspiration from a multitude of sources, the most important ones to me being links to both archaic and modern visual art, forms I see around me, and – last but not least –
primitive firing methods. When I work with a piece of clay I often shape it – by hand – in a precise way. I put it then in raku or smoke fire to achieve some kind of balance between my hand's precision and spontaneity of Fire. The effects are often very surprising. My aspiration is to combine the right choice of material, the precision of my hand, and free experiment with fire, in order to create pieces of appealing beauty.