Kitchen and dining room
Glass and ceramics
First and foremost, I am a glassworker and a ceramist. However, I am often also a weaver, a photographer, an author, an alchemist. My starting point is matter. I choose it because of its physico-chemical properties and the possibilities of metamorphosis and alteration that it offers me. I am attracted to processes that are complex and require a certain degree of know-how. Shape the glass, turn the clay, weave. By performing these ancestral crafts, I feel I am carrying and passing along knowledge and expertise, an important role in this world.
Through my actions and observations, I dive into an emotional, autobiographical and intimate space. My work is a reflection of my relationship to others, my need to take root, my contrasts, and the ephemeral, transient nature of life itself. Combining the production side of the workshop and experimenting with the mixing of materials, I create small, evolutionary series. Through my work I contemplate light and joy, rooting and flying, and try to access yi-jing¹.
¹yi-jing: a Chinese term that describes the feeling of beauty in its purest essence. It’s a state of spirit, a state of mind.