"I love drawing people; we are all such interesting, complex beings, and so my shop kind of revolves around this theme of a “persona.” I free-hand most of my dishware and illustration work, though I do sketch out ideas in sketchbooks. I like my lines to be authentic and natural. Sometimes when I redo a drawing, I look at the old drawing and prefer it because of the spontaneity of the lines." — Michelle

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""We love experimenting with forms through sketches and collages in notebooks, which eventually lead to cardboard models and then wooden prototypes. We think about how a child would assemble our toys, which brings an educational value to the process of playing. Finally, we work on the colors, which is a fundamental focus of our work; we believe that the combination of form and color is a strong stimulus for children’s imaginations."— Athina and Jose

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