:: show 568 .. 14th December 2018 ::
- THE TOWN OF SEVNICA
- THE CHAIRS OF DOMEN SLANA
- LICITAR SWEETS IN RADOVLJICA
- MODELS BY JANKO SAMSA
- POTTER B. HERJAVEC
Sevnica is a small town in eastern Slovenia that lays beneath a picturesque castle built on a hill above. It offers a gorgeous view of the old town centre, the Sava River and the surrounding area. Today, the castle is the centre of the town’s cultural life. Sevnica is also the hometown of the current first lady of the USA, Melania Trump.
PAINTER DOMEN SLANA
Painter Domen Slana trained as a painter, but in his soul, he is a versatile all-round artist and athlete. In addition to painting, he also creates other types of unique artwork, especially stunning chairs. He makes them from old worn-out items from the Slovenian ethnological heritage and infuses them with new value.
GINGERBREAD FROM RADOVLJICA
The art of making licitars, decorated gingerbread pastry from honey dough, is one of the oldest crafts in Slovenia. Its first written records date back to the 14th century. Today, the number of people still practising this art is greatly diminished. The Lectar Inn in Radovljica, where a gingerbread museum has also been set up, boasts a gingerbread workshop with a history of more than 250 years.
MODELS BY JANKO SAMSA
Janko Samsa is one of the few Slovenian model-makers to focus on technological heritage. He has built a nearly complete collection of all the carriages from the Slovenian traffic and transport heritage. Each miniature model is a perfect copy of the original, which is why many of his works have earned their place in museum collections.
POTTER BRIGITA HERJAVEC
Brigita Herjavec makes unique ceramic products, which blend the contemporary and the traditional. Her favourite material is white clay. She is constantly exploring and experimenting in her work and has even managed to create ceramic lace.