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Clays of Gornji Grad

I met Maja and Amanda at a tea ceremony we had few weeks ago. They are currently planning to grow a herb garden with local Slovenian herbs to produce Slovenian tea. They asked me if I could make ceramics for them, out of their local clay. So I assigned them the first task: ask the […]

ČAS ZA ČAJ: delavnica izdelave čajnika

10. in 11. marca bo v studiu potekala delavnica izdelave čajnika. Pri izgradnji čajnika bo uporabljena tehnika izgradnje iz kačic. V prvem delu bomo obravnavali oblike različnih čajnikov, sestavne dele čajnika in njihove funkcije ter vse pomembne prelomne točke čajnika. V kratkem uvodu bomo komentirali fiziko gline in njene zakone ter jih združili s fiziko […]

Fixing a clay body

Logatec wild clay

In Logatec, southeast of Slovenia’s capital, I have collected 4 different clays. Only one stands high temperatures, but it has one mayor fault. It contains very small particles of charcoal-like material. And because clay itself is very plastic and consists of finest of clay particles it is also a very closed clay body. The organic […]

Vabilo k udeležbi prodajne razstave: Slovenske gline

Vabilo: prodajna razstava Slovenske gline Keramike pozivamo k udeležbi prodajne razstave Slovenske gline, ki bo spremljevalni dogodek krovnemu projektu Katalog slovenskih glin. S tem želimo vzpodbuditi avtorje k uporabi in raziskovanju slovenskih glin. Prodajna razstava Slovenske gline bo potekala 18. maja 2018 v atriju Magušarjeve hiše v Radovljici med 10. in 18. uro. Vabimo vas, […]

Red Istrian clay

red clay from the beach

Geology of south Istria is similar than geology of Karst. Calcium carbonates as limestone deteriorates into red clay. It is everywhere an very red, though the texture is a little different than Karst’s. I went to collect it to the beach. There is some directly on the beach where we swim in the summer. That […]

Creative isolation in Istria

For a long time I have wanted to try one or two months in isolation for the sole purpose: focused creativity and work. So I packed my clay and tools and went to south tip of Istria, where my parents own a weekend house. House is situated in a small settlement of about 10 houses, […]