Are your pieces very delicate?
They seem much more delicate than they are. When people look at them, they often have the impression that if they blow on them they will fall apart. But, when I put a piece in their hands, they discover that it can be held. The fibres of the wood intertwine, which strengthens it.
Why do you turn green wood?
Traditionally, dry wood is turned, but I work with wet (green) wood, which I find easier to work with. It lends itself to being turned finely. The disadvantage is that I need to anticipate how the materials will deform, how they will behave. The material will always do things it should not.
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Where do you draw inspiration from?
What brought me to this work was really the search for natural erosion. I draw inspiration from wood that is completely bleached. When we go for a walk in the mountains sometimes we see old trees, whitened by the weather, the snow, the sun, the rain and everything.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
Engaging with this natural material, which is always different. A year ago, I made 70 pieces for a big client with 70 pieces of wood. It was great that no two pieces were the same, even if I used 50 pieces from the same tree. The material is always different.