My name is Koert Smit and I am a plasterer by profession.

As we say in the Netherlands, plastering was brought up to me. As a boy I wanted a new bike and my father, also a plasterer, suggested that I should work for it. So I followed my dad every Saturday and did little chores and watched him and observed very carefully how my dad was doing. And that's how I learned to do the job of a plasterer. I have thus become an all round plasterer and I also really enjoy my job.

When I am in front of a wall, I am in my element.