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My first steps into the world of ceramics were more a coincidence than a true calling when my friend suggested we should give it a try. I started with a two day beginners course in ceramics almost a decade ago. I realized working with clay is a complex and complicated affair but also a perfect way to express my newly discovered creative potential. I soon realized I needed more knowledge, training, practice and experience if I wanted to make anything at least remotely to my liking. So off to school I went. After a long and thorough search I found Zvonko and his School of Ceramics and he was my mentor for the next four years. Together with my classmates we not only learnt, created, made trials and learnt by mistakes, but we also became good friends.
During summer breaks, I attended many special ceramic courses, such as mosaic, ceramic jewelry, raku, paper clay, large ceramic form, etc. Courses took place in Zvonko's old and…

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  • Joined January 23, 2011

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Stoneware clay, stoneware glazes, wood, leather, straw, other natural materials

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My first steps into the world of ceramics were more a coincidence than a true calling when my friend suggested we should give it a try. I started with a two day beginners course in ceramics almost a decade ago. I realized working with clay is a complex and complicated affair but also a perfect way to express my newly discovered creative potential. I soon realized I needed more knowledge, training, practice and experience if I wanted to make anything at least remotely to my liking. So off to school I went. After a long and thorough search I found Zvonko and his School of Ceramics and he was my mentor for the next four years. Together with my classmates we not only learnt, created, made trials and learnt by mistakes, but we also became good friends.
During summer breaks, I attended many special ceramic courses, such as mosaic, ceramic jewelry, raku, paper clay, large ceramic form, etc. Courses took place in Zvonko's old and quirky house in the beautiful and remote village of Hrušica, where untouched nature, tranquility, delicious wood stove cooking and great company all made for a perfect summer school experience.
I also greatly enjoyed my one week summer course in Stoneware ceramics in Cogorderos in mystic northern Spain, mentored by a skilled and experienced ceramicist Toni Soriano. Here I have met my true calling in ceramics – STONEWARE and I have been working on it ever since.
In the mean-time I became a proud owner of my very own kiln and the real experimenting could begin.

I work in my little studio in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
I like to mix my own glazes and experiment with raw materials, oxides and stains to create unique glazes.
I really enjoy every step of the creative process and I believe this reflects in my work.
My inspiration comes from all forms natural and I regularly use natural objects such as stones, leaves, cobs etc as tools to print on or form my clay items with. I love the sea and as an active diver I also have the privilege to look under the surface of the sea and explore unbelievable shapes and creatures living there.

My work is a result of all I have experienced, saw, heard, read and felt so far. Please see the results for yourself, hope you like it :)

You can also see what I'm up to on my FB Fan Page:
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