I received my MFA from the Prague Academy of Fine Arts and began my career as a painter. I continued to paint for over a decade before discovering that for me the transition from two to three dimensions is a very comfortable one and an attractive way of working. I began two years ago to play with clay and in a short time my work went from modest utilitarian vessels to larger sculptural statements. I like to build the pieces from the bottom up, allowing them to evolve as they grow. I begin with a drawing I have before me as I work, but mostly the work is in my head. These larger pieces are hollow with an internal support structure. This is a honeycomb-like clay armature which I have evolved myself and because I find it attractive I sometimes leave portions of it open to view. I have also expanded this work to performance, something I have recently done here in Holland at the arts council in concert with a conceptual installation by Paul Flickinger. For this kind of work I design my own costumes and build masks of papier mache using a cast of my own face as a base. I write the poetry and have original music composed for each performance. It is all part of a greater self-expression unlimited by medium. Thus, my work in clay is an extension of that which I have before done as a painter and bears a creative relation to the performances and all else that I do as well.