"My work is greatly indebted to the Fornace de Martino
in Rufoli, Italy who was always generous with their clay, kilns and more importantly, time. I am beholden to their master craftsmen’s, all figli d'arte, without which my ongoing experimentations would have foundered. Franco d'Elio and Luciano Lucchi from I Cocci in Molina/Vietri, Italy have been tireless in handturning and finishing the objects, and even destroying their good work when my designs were unsatisfactory.
When I started on Sylva, in September 2014, BestWaterTechnology was kind enough to give the project its ears. They had me stay in Austria and allowed me to visit their laboratories.
I would also like to thank the designers Marta Bordes Blanco and Kachi Irondi who shared my table at CSM and critiqued my work in very personal and pertinent ways. I am grateful to the materials designer Yesenia Thibault Picazo
who understood, photographed and filmed my work with intelligence and sensitivity".