Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Occupation: Artist, ceramicist, designer..
Hometown: Los Angeles.
Studio location: Los Angeles and Vallauris, France, these days.
Describe what you make: Poetic objects and furniture made out of clay. Sculptural functional art.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: A huge, ten-foot bas relief wall for an exhibition in Paris.
Describe the problem your work solves: Uniqueness in design. I try to open a dialogue between art and design.
Describe the project you are working on now: I have many pieces in order! A dining table, four lamps, ten mini murals, and more.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: An exhibition in Paris for Galerie JAG. For that, I’m working from Vallauris in the South of France where I’m exploring local techniques and culture. The show will open in October.
What you absolutely must have in your studio: Music, my tools, and machinery. I like a good podcast and orange blossom candles.
What you do when you’re not working: Explore, visit, discover everything that I can, especially architecture, art exhibitions and special places. And have fun with my kid!
Sources of creative envy: Craftsmen give me so many ideas. I always want to partner with other mediums to make new objects. For example, I’m working on a project with a glassblower now. I love the mix between fragile and transparent glass compared to the robust clay that I use.
The distraction you want to eliminate: General negativity. I can’t stand it.
Concrete or marble? Both.
High-rise or townhouse? Townhouse.
Remember or forget? Forget.
Aliens or ghosts? Ghosts.
Dark or light? Light.