I have always been fascinated by coral structures since I went snorkeling in Indonesia as a teenager. Corals and coral reefs have inspiring structures and growth patterns. These complex shapes are amazing and were an inspiration for my new ceramic vase design called GILI. Right now we are working on the moulds at Royal Tichelaar Makkum and trying to create a new glaze color that looks like 'jade'. The uneven base of the vessel allows it to tilt in several different directions while still retaining its balance.