What does it mean to you to join the North Lands Creative network and be part of building a community for glass?
As a teacher, I am very busy working with our students and filling out a lot of normative and administrative job, so during my stay at NLC give me time and opportunities to work and concentrate on my own art. This was the first important thing. Then second very important is that part of the mission of NLC is to make a deep relationship between the artists working by glass and to support them. Our society is not so big and all of your activities are important for us.
Tell us about your work. What influences translate into your art practice?
Predominantly working in glass casting, my work is provoked by politics and human relations. In my work I explores the battle between two different positions – the cold and warm colours, the sharp and soft shape, the negative and positive. These juxtaposing contrasts are used as a narrative to expose the human temperament.
Has this changed the way you approach your work?
Everything can change my approach, I am an artist who create emotions by material, when the emotion disappear this project is useless. Many of my ideas are not realised, because their time, power and emotion are passed.
What initially captured your imagination about glass?
The glass is just a material, but very sensitive. I always thinking that working by glass is like a communication with some person. Depend of your attitude is the result which you will get. If you are rout glass can break, to get a crack or to hurt you. Is that not dialogue..? If I hurt you this will make a crack in your feelings, then I can say how apologies, but never will be the same – the crack is still there, somewhere deep.
What’s the significance of the handmade to you?
How I said this is communication. The new technologies are interesting and important of cores, but it’s not only the idea important for one piece. Every artist give an part of himself of the work, the direction modelling or working transfer this power which you have in yourself like an artist, like a person who wave a sensitive feelings. Also for the communication, which I shared in the privies question.
In the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown we said that we could do contemporary way for education by computers (I am not talking only about the art education). Now, two years latter we see that this was horrible for this generation of students.
What was your route to becoming an artist?
I don’t have other choice; I cannot do anything ales, whole of my live I working only this.