I am working with clay since school age, but in first part of my life ceramics was only hobby. One day, when I have seen black ceramics wood firing, it has changed my life.
The tradition of black ceramics dates back to prehistoric times, the oldest articles known date back to 6 thousand years BC. In Lithuania black ceramics was used since the Neolithic Age. This technique was very common in the medieval Europe. The modern age saw enamel techniques gaining prevalence and black ceramics pushed aside. In the 20th c. black ceramics became rarity. Lithuania is one of the few locations in the World where the black ceramics has been preserved and still prospers.
My creations follow the ancient technology; the topics relate to mythology and its interpretation, archaic motives. My artistic credo is coming closer to nature, origins through combinig acrcaic & modern expression. The major objects are: sculptures (animalistic), vessels. The Begasus I make express human virtues and vices – I aim to cause smiles, laugh of the viewers.