I established my own studio in 1988 in Rennes after 10 years of ceramic studies and travelling in Asia. Inevitably, my travels have had a profound effect on my life and work. There is a connection between travelling and my creative work, which is always direct and (especially with the large platters) never pre-planned. There is no possibility of changing or reworking a surface once it has been created. As with calligraphy, the brushstroke and the cut of the line in the fresh slip will not accept any return. I must breathe life into each stroke and then move on.