2018 May Artist 五月艺术家 Pau Setphens

I used to have a ceramics workshop, a big one, I thought that was what I wanted, being a designer, having a workshop, then an empire and conquer the world. I started at the age of 23 and when I turned 27 I found out that that wasn´t precisely what I wanted. I stop being creative, I felt always stressed out and I was always worried about money.

So I closed in February 2016. Some people might say I failed, say that I gave up to fast and too easily. Maybe I did. Maybe I could have improved. Maybe things were going to change. Maybe the next big thing was just around the corner. I don’t know and I am not going to find out. It doesn’t matter anymore. I wanted a change in my life, I wanted something new….

So I started looking for a job at some studio. When they asked for my CV I realized that it was hard for me to define myself in a professional work related way. Am I a designer, am I a ceramicist or am I an entrepreneur? Probably I am a bit of all. I like to explore, try new things and travel. I like to work in teams, but at the same moment enjoy working on my projects by myself. I like to teach, to share my knowledge, but I also enjoy being taught new things. Anyways, as it turned out, studios were not looking for somebody with a profile like mine. I received denials, always wrapped in compliments for my work, but nevertheless denials. So of course at the beginning, I felt disappointed. So what is it I can do, what is it I want to do?

In the quest of finding my purpose in life I asked myself a lot of questions, what are you good at?, how do you see yourself in 5 years?, What do you like to do and what are you willing to give to have it?

I got to the conclusion that I want to be a storyteller of creativity. I decided that I will try to get back into the entrepreneur business, being my own boss and thus keeping my flexibility. I want to collaborate with people not only in México but around the globe. Where ever life will take me, I want to enjoy the process of getting to know a new culture, a new language, and new people.

I am just getting started and my first journey will take me to a very different country that is certainly very different from Mexico. At the beginning of February, I will move to Gdansk in the north of Poland. I am very excited about what lies ahead and I if you are too, I welcome you to become followers, collaborators or maybe even friends.

我曾经有过一个陶瓷工坊,一个很大的工作室,我认为那正是我想要的,作为一名设计师,有一个工作坊,然后是一个帝国,征服这个世界。我从23岁开始,当我27岁时,发现那不是我想要的。我不再有创造力,我总觉得压力很大,而且我总是担心金钱。

所以我在2016年2月关闭了。有些人可能会说我失败了,说我放弃了快速和轻松。也许我做了。也许我可以改进。也许事情会发生改变。也许下一件大事就在即。我不知道,我也不知道。无所谓了。我想要改变我的生活,我想要新的东西......。

所以我开始在一些工作室找工作。当他们问我的简历时,我意识到我很难用专业的工作方式来定义自己。我是一名设计师,我是陶艺家还是企业家?大概我是一点点。我喜欢探索,尝试新事物和旅行。我喜欢团队合作,但同时也喜欢亲自参与我的项目。我喜欢教书,分享我的知识,但我也喜欢被教新事物。无论如何,事实证明,工作室并没有寻找像我这样的人。我收到了否认,总是为了我的工作而赞不绝口,但仍然否认。所以当然在一开始我感到很失望。那么我能做什么,我想做什么?

为了寻求我的人生目标,我问了自己很多问题,你擅长什么?你如何看待自己5年?你喜欢做什么以及你愿意做什么? ?

我得出了结论,我想成为一个创造力讲故事的人。我决定重新回到企业家的生意中,成为自己的老板,从而保持我的灵活性。我想与不仅在墨西哥而且在全球各地的人们合作。无论生命如何将我带走,我都想享受结识新文化,新语言和新人的过程。

我刚刚开始,我的第一次旅程将带我到一个与墨西哥完全不同的国家。 2月初,我将搬到波兰北部的格但斯克。我对未来的前景感到非常兴奋,如果你也是,我欢迎你成为追随者,合作者,甚至是朋友。

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