Beyond the borders of countries, cultures, and time, she seeks the true human essence. The form into which she shapes is tangible but still deeply symbolic. We talk with Elvira about the intersection of myth and reality.
He found himself attracted not only by fencing and falconry but also by the historical clothing itself. And so from day to day he became a shoemaker, a tailor, or a hatter. Matej told us about crafts from times long forgotten, about drumbľa and berets.
The light is the most important for her during the process. Only through it, she is able to inhale tenderness and lightness into her objects. With Aneta we talk about getting inspired by architecture and minimalism but also how easy it is to get messy during the making.
From yarn through dyeing to weaving itself, Wnoozov is a revolution in textile manufacturing. With respect for tradition and the vision of more sustainable production of fabrics, the past meets the future in the studio. With Daniela Danielis, the founder of Wnoozov, we talked about directions that Czech and Slovak textile could be heading.
From the very beginning, we dreamed of setting a table here at Kanava. One that is covered with hand-dyed tablecloth with natural candles in ceramic candleholders standing on it. Food is served on a round plate with a sea-colored glaze and salted from a carved wooden bowl.
Flax has been a part of the Slovak village for centuries. Today it has almost completely disappeared from it. Vladimira from Story of Linen tells us about how we can still find its presence in our grandmother’s kitchens and why it is important to find it within us too.
Through flower petals, minerals and soil, Kornelia explores the diversity and complexity of natural fabric dyeing. Her work exceeds beyond finding the right shade and shifts towards learning and accepting what is essential and human to us.
Mya from Atelier Objectora perceives wood as a material that carries the story from the moment she takes it in her hands. It grows, has its own cycle and even after drying, processing and transformation into objects, it is still a living material.
Not many kinds of craft reflect the process and progress of an artist as much as ceramics does. Soft clay turns the imperfections into beautiful details and results are often surprising. Through her work, Karolina not only continues to discover her self but also finds a way back home.