Kaunas School of Applied Arts. Where my journey as a ceramicist began.
One of the earliest memories I have is of an art lesson in elementary school. We were drawing bees, don’t know if it matters, but what matters is during that lesson I said “I going to be an Artist!”. I didn’t know what it meant back then, and to this day, I still don’t know what it truly means.
All my life has been an attempt to answer unanswerable questions. What am I, why am I, what is beauty, is there beuty? I’d like to think that I got a little bit of answer during my early years in Kaunas Antanas Martinaitis art school, but it was mostly playing with colors and shapes. Answers came with experiences, mostly heartbreaks and failures. But the more I failed the more I learned how not to fail and now I deeply understand that every failure eventually becomes a success.
After Graduation and after a gap year I tried to apply to one of Netherlands universities Fine arts program, but my application was declined. This was the turning point in my life. I felt like a failure but decided not to waste any more time and just do. Ceramics was one of many choices at Kaunas School of Applied Arts, to this day I’m not sure why I picked it. It must have been fate.