I find myself deeply fascinated by the intricate cultural interplay that emerged through the porcelain trade, tracing back to the 15th Century. My explorations have led me to the renowned porcelain hub of Jingdezhen in China, as well as the Japanese porcelain export center in Arita. Additionally, my journey brought me to the Zwinger palace in Dresden, Germany, where I was immersed in the presence of early porcelain treasures from these vibrant cities. These encounters have evoked a profound appreciation for the intricate relationships that evolved between these distinct cultures and their enduring influence on one another, particularly within the realm of ceramic arts. The transmission of Eastern craft traditions to the West, with an unwavering emphasis on the handmade aspect, is of paramount significance. Despite the evident disparities that exist among these civilizations, their cultural exchange serves as a vital link in the tapestry of history, fostering a continuous and enriching exchange of ideas among artists and artisans.
My artistic focus lies in opulent surface embellishments that pay homage to the exclusive and treasured porcelain wares of 18th-century Europe. I am captivated by the intricate enameling and lustrous finishes found in Baroque, Renaissance, and Rococo porcelain designs, as well as the ornate details of their structural elements. In my creative process, I draw inspiration from historical drawings, motifs, and patterns, seamlessly incorporating them into my pieces. To bring these influences to life, I employ traditional decorating techniques that I learned and studied from skilled artisans in Jingdezhen, China, and Kecskemét, Hungary. These methods encompass various artistic applications, including blue and white painting, porcelain painting, flocking, gilding, gold luster, gold leaf, and gold powder.