Art is my way of thinking, living and moving.
I explored sculpture, dance, performance, video and installation during my studies of Fine Arts in Bologna, Vienna and Frankfurt. I took part in exhibitions and residencies in Europe and Asia, but eventually came back to working with clay, the medium of my very first creations.
In 2015 I began to learn the craft of ceramics from an Italian studio potter in the region of Liguria. I was fascinated by the practice of creating on the potter’s wheel. I set up my own studio where I designed and produced a collection of tableware, based on the maiolica technique. I love to be able to produce independently in my studio, making finished works from pieces of raw clay.
My creations are still connected to dance and performance because throwing forms on the potter’s wheel is for me a type of bodywork. It requires not only skilled hands, but my whole body and mind to be centred and moving at the same time, working in tune with the rotating mass of clay.
I aim to create objects that are easy to hold, to move and a pleasure to drink and eat from. I used to think that only grand-scale ideas and artworks mattered, but today I believe that changes can be made through small gestures in daily life, through the way we live the many small moments of every day. When I drink from a cup that I take pleasure in looking at and holding, I feel more in tune with myself and I become more attentive. The unique form and colours remind me of the act of creation; the concentration, love, body and soul energy.