"I believe that not always knowing what you are doing can be a great advantage."
"The artist and the craftsman are similar in the way that they both seek a familiarity and intimacy with the material — a necessity in order to create something long-lasting. However, you can risk knowing too much and then routine gets in the way."
"I know a lot about porcelain, granite and paper, but working with glass is completely new to me. Glass is hard and shiny, almost like silver. Furthermore, you can see right through it, which places enormous demands on the design."
"The world is full of vases and I wanted mine to be something special. For my vase it is the flower that is important. If I can provide the flower with the atmosphere that, along with the water and the glass, makes all the elements meet in unity, I will be happy."
"There is something poetic about putting nature in our living rooms, but there is no doubt that it affects us. If I look at water, I don't long for anything else."