Do you have any future plans for Rochester Square?
My long-term dream is to create a contemporary, more interactive version of a sculpture garden. A place where art installations, plants and crafts can offer recreational and artistic activities to people of all ages.
Can you tell us about your ceramic work?
My interdisciplinary practice takes the tradition of crafts as a starting point to make and collaborate, using ceramic as a core material. Inspired by the very nature of clay, my projects are conceived in direct collaboration with communities and evolve according to their needs. Most of my work takes the form of workshops, cooking classes or communal events, and offers an opportunity to the participants involved to learn new skills and form new social bonds. By putting other people’s creations and interests forward, my work aims to remove the barriers between art and craft, professional and amateur, work and leisure. My projects intend to create a space for experimentation and exchange, based on some of our most basic activities: cooking, playing and sharing.
Do you live in Camden?
Yes, since 2006. I’ve worked here for twelve years.
If you left Camden, what would you miss most?
Rochester Square and my neighbours.
What are your favourite places in the area?
Hampstead Heath, The Lord Stanley, Bread by bike, Sunday Cafe, Camden Square Play Centre, Storestore in Coal’s Drop Yard and Screwfix!
Where’s your go-to place for an evening drink?
The Lord Stanley and Spiritland in Kings cross.
What do you always buy locally?
Bread, eggs from my chickens (free), olives from Phoenicia in Kentish Town and plants from the Camden Garden Centre.
Where do you go for dinner in Camden?
Our communal dinner every Saturday, every other month. Asakusa for some amazing sushi, Ramo Ramen and again The Lord Stanley pub.
Find out more about upcoming events at Rochester Square here.