bowl

Bowl

The bowl doesn’t follow strict and rigid standards of design. I transformed a round metal sheet into a shallow bowl and then I added two handles for holding or hanging. The handles are, just like the bowl, forged and kept rough. They are fixed onto the bowl with coarse rivets. The aim was to make […]

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Table with copper plates

In the 17th century the Ottoman Empire was the height of its power. It included 32 provinces in the Middle East, southern Africa and south-eastern Europe, and numerous vassal states. The first attacks on the Slovenian ground happened in the 15th and 16th century. At the time Slovenia was a part of the Habsburg Monarchy, […]

Wooden pail

Wooden pail

Wooden pails accompanied people for many centuries. In the decades after World War Two wooden pails in Europe gave way to the plastic ones. In the past they probably didn’t raise special emotions; maybe only an occasional outburst of anger when people had to walk a long way to a well or a stream to […]

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Lamp „Tulip blossom“

  As the name suggests the inspiration came from nature or, more precisely, from my back garden. I was attracted by the tulip because of its singularity, and maybe also because of its interesting history. In 1636 tulip bulb was the cause of stock market crash in the Netherlands. The flower was very popular in […]

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Wood

WOOD I would have thought that it is really easy to buy wood in the country where I live. Forestation of Slovenia is 58 per cent, which makes it the third most forested country in Europe, right after Sweden and Finland. Forests make Slovenia even more beautiful. There is nature and fresh air everywhere you […]

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Medieval chest

My medieval chest I like going to museums. The prehistoric period and the Early Middle Ages are particularly interesting to me because the artifacts of the time are rougher and each piece handmade. What attracts me the most are all the small irregularities and deviations that appear due to the procedures in the making. I […]

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Blacksmith tools in the past

Blacksmiths always had their own tools. They made most of the tools themselves, which was arranged in the workshop as best suited each blacksmith. In a traditional smithy, the two basic tools, along fire and anvil, were a hammer and a pair of tongs.                                                                                                                                         /Blacksmiths always had their own tools./ Every smithy was equipped […]

Forging

Forging The general concept of forging is transforming metal by hammering or under pressure. Hammering can be either manual or mechanical, whereas pressure is applied with a press. The most commonly used metal for forging is steel. Steel is forged when heated. Copper and aluminum are also forged. When forging highly strained parts are made, […]

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Guide to the artful home

From the book The Artful home by Toni Sikes   A truly artful home nourishes our soul and satisfies our psyche. This life-size work in progress is a place of repose and stimulation, comfort and inspiration. Art lives on the wall above the sofa… as well as in the linen closet and under foot. The […]

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Floor Lamp “Warm Home”

I began designing this lamp from an entirely individual perspective of a floor lamp. I was missing a lamp with a square shade. I wanted to add a forged element and some glass to the shade so light would radiate into a space in a controlled way. /I was missing a floor lamp with a […]