Growing up as a child in communist Poland, my everyday life was underpinned and surrounded by stark, grey concrete structures – brutal, imposing, but unavoidable. This architecture was raw, substantial and woven into the history and fabric of the country and my upbringing. My work finds its foundations in that world, drawing from the same rawness but seeking beauty in form and function. I mainly work in stoneware, using clay with varying degrees of roughness. My work is tactile – to understand it, it must be touched as well as seen.