With my interests spreading over a number of different creative disciplines, I am a bit of a chameleon. I guess this is true for many artists and designers. But generally the bounderies between art and design become more and more blurred, and moving between one and the other area is inspiring. My background is in interiors, I studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, followed by Illustration at the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg. After working for a few years as a freelance illustrator for German children’s book publishers, I moved into painting larger formats and exploring abstract images and bigger brush strokes. Design ideas also started creeping back into my mind and I set out to realize them – beginning with a weekend course in mouldmaking for ceramics. Form comes first when I think about objects for daily use, so I probably think in black and white first – but colour is a phantastic medium, adding a new dimension to a finished piece. The objects we surround ourselves with, that we touch and see on a daily basis, should be of good quality, beautiful, lasting and most important functional. Often the starting point for me is a basic piece, which may be inspired by ancient utilitarian forms. Then, slightly twisting something wellknown, a new piece emerges: with an added feature and modern feel.