The project has started with a couple of visits of Ribnica region – to meet wooden work craftsmen and potters at their workshops. We wanted to get an idea how they live, what they do and how they feel about it.
We noticed they work mostly alone and separate from each other: one craftsman – one material – one technique – one object. Therefore, we decided to create a space and time, where they could meet each other, talk to each other, exchange ideas and do something together. The task was to make step forward into: two collaborative craftsmen/two materials/two techniques/one common object.
The tableware objects are created from two particles (wood and clay) that hold or support each other – as artisans did, when they co-created the pieces. The process will culminate in a celebration around the table – creative eating, experiencing the objects and enjoying feelings of empowerment.
In this project courageously participated: Jože Belaj, Dušanka Češarek, Tajda Češarek, Rudolf Indihar, Simona Fajfar, Barbara Koblar, Matija Kobola, Teja Lesar, Janko Marinč, Brigita Mestek, Martina Osmak. The project was recorded in a documentary film created by Miha Možina.
Photography: Kristjan Jarni