THE SURVIVING QUESTIONS
1. IN ONE SENTENCE, HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE WHAT YOU DO?
I do what I like the most just following my creative instinct.
2. WHAT DID YOU LEARN THANKS TO YOUR HANDS?
It all begun when I was nine and I touched for the first time a piece of clay. Somehow I felt something back there. Ever since that first “touch” happened my need to explore this relationship through my hands is continuous and I evolve and grow with it.
3. IF YOU HAD TO CONVINCE A TEENAGER TO FOLLOW YOUR PATH, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?
I don’t know how to answer your question. You see for me was a personal journey, my relationship with this material was quite natural hence I should tell you it’s too late already! In reality it’s never too late to begin this journey, that’s why I do classes, to involve everyone with this craftsmanship. But besides that there must be something within you, something that makes you dirt your hands, there’s so much to learn and so much you can do but you need to be passionate. That’s it! Passion is the right word, that’s the quality a teenage should have.
THE SURVIVING STORY
Clay is the main material for me, thanks to it I can shape sculptures, ceramics and studio models for others materials. I care mostly about organic forms whether I’m working on live-forms or imaginary volumes.
There are many different kind of clay, depending on what you have to do, I also like to do portraits, both live or even based on photografies. Once you have the clay sculpture you can easily transfer it to other materials such as bronze, papier-maché, gypsum etc.