What is Raku?

I have been working mainly in clay since about 25 years. The process of hand building using a malleable medium that I then put through fire multiple times keeps fascinating me. Recently I have been combining my clay work with other materials in my assemblages and installations.

My inspiration comes at every waking moment from my surroundings: The relationship between positive and negative space, the contrast of light and shadow and its motion in time inspire me, as does the juxtaposition of textures and colours and fragility and coarseness.