BARDAK POTTERS ASSOCIATION
The Bardak Potters Association is the successor of the Art Boulevardi association, founded in 2010, and through its activities it is focused on the development and popularization of ceramics as an artistic craft. Through projects, workshops and seminars, we will make this craft accessible and recognizable to everyone. We do not only deal with traditional pottery, but also with all modern techniques and technologies adapted to handmade with a focus on unique items in small series. In accordance with that, we gather all those interested in this area and work together to meet the mentioned goals.
The Art Boulevard association was founded in September 2010 with the aim of affirming art and culture and young creative artists. During the years, a large number of participants and volunteers worked on projects such as the art portal and the magazine "Bulevarum", we organized several professional lectures in the field of acting, music, creative writing, etc., but also group exhibitions and handicraft fairs. A big thank you goes to the volunteers because they selflessly invested their time and creativity and without which the story about "Bulevar" would never be what it is. The ideas kept coming, but the enthusiasm unfortunately declined due to the lack of financial resources and unsuccessful applications. The part of the association that primarily dealt with ceramics continued to function and for many years the school of ceramics called "Art Boulevard" grew and expanded until the moment when it was decided to focus on the artistic and craft field of ceramics.
A year that many will remember for the pandemic, quarantine and fear, we will also remember for the courage to embark on one big project. 2020 will certainly be a new beginning for us. The Art Boulevard Association becomes the Bardak Potters Association , and in addition, the Bardak Pottery Studio is opened, intended for the production and sale of unique ceramic objects, which will offer their first products at the beginning of 2021. The idea is to make it easier for a larger number of people to deal with ceramics through joint action and focused activities, to return this dying craft to its deserved place through education and creative creation.
In the coming years, no matter how uncertain they may be for all craftsmen, we will work on expanding the capacity of the school of ceramics and introduce new segments for study. We will do our best to gather and train a team of educators who will work with all participants on better and more advanced programs. A large number of students who, after completing their education, decided to pursue ceramics on their own, either as a hobby or professionally, will have us as pillar of support in their further development and improvement. Through education, a forum, free exchange of information, technical and technological consulting and creative creation, we will make this artistic craft recognizable and accessible to a larger number of people.