- What influences translate into your art practice?
My art practice is mainly influenced by the classic neon manufacturing process, scientific glass blowing, nature observation and my internal discord for socio-political pathologies.
- Has this changed the way you approach your work?
Reaping of fields which marge craft and science makes me focus more on the learning part of my creative process.
- What initially captured your imagination about glass?
My initial contact with glass as a medium took place in the Secondary school so honestly, I was quite unaware of what I was getting myself into. Now I think I appreciate the combination of transmittance and vacuum tightness along with the endless flameworking possibilities.
- What’s the significance of the handmade to you?
I praise handmade above all, I love the idea that what I do can never be automated. I constantly work on developing my skillset and shall rather learn a new skill than have any of my work commissioned.
- What is your chosen medium and what are your techniques?
Borosilicate glass is my weapon of choice and my techniques involve flameworking, high vacuum pumping, mixing and filling with noble gases and playing with high frequency and high voltage currents.
- How would you describe your work and where do you think it fits within the sphere of contemporary glass?
I would describe my work as glass and plasma art which is an emerging field of contemporary glass.
I’m a member of “She bends”
– the first and only collective of women bending their own neon.
I’m taking part in the international exhibition “Glass is Biotiful” in Biot in France. This exhibition will last 6 months from Friday June 26, 2020 until December 2020.