Ceramics, it seems, is not a conventional career choice....
Ceramics takes a lot of patience. People quit because it takes years of experience to understand it. I was a painter when I was introduced to it and I fell in love with it.
Do you like the element of surprise involved?
I like opening the kiln and finding something different from what I put in. Art is like a game; I like to play like a child.
But your methods dispel, rather than reinforce, the sense of ceramics.
I like to break rules. I experiment using personal techniques like mixing two clays, firing them together and not adhering to forms.
Isn't there too much experimenting in various art forms?
My aim is to fight against the normal and find my way in colours, forms and style.
Layering is a technique which you pioneered.
I came acrosss layering 15 years ago. I use two different clays which respond in different ways when fired. The results are...