@2017 - Korompai Péter, Stove-maker, Hungary

Being asked to build a stove is a great honor and challenge at the same time. Sometimes you find yourself renovating a stove thrice your age, other times you design a wooden house around your previous work in the garden. Work with artists, cooks, carpenters, customers. Building a stove always gets the kids excited, but first firing it up moves everyone's feelings. And the first bites of delicious baked goods freshly made...

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Restoration of a 19th century tile stove

Rebuilding something created long before my birth makes me nervous. Both out of respect and excitement. Hopefully the results speak for themselves.