Saša MatićOwner of Bardak pottery studio and president of the Bardak Potters Associationkeramika@bardak.rs
Saša Matić was born in 1986 in Bor. He started working with ceramics as a hobby in the summer of 1999, when the first works in the majolica technique were created. He graduated from the School of Arts and Crafts (today - the School of Applied Arts) in Šabac, as a potter in 2005, under the mentors Ljiljana Stojanović and Ljiljana Paranjpe. During his schooling, he started his own studio and focused mostly on the technique of working on a potter's wheel. After finishing school, he worked for two years as an educator on USAID and Ethno Network projects for the retraining of women from the Employment Bureau for work in ceramics and souvenir making in Bor and Negotin. He spends a year in the TSK factory in Šabac on the production of ceramic elements for industry. From October 2008 to October 2018, he was employed at the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade at the Department of Ceramics as a potter. In that period, he founded and became the president of the association Bulevar Umetnosti, within which he started his own school of ceramics for amateurs. As the editor-in-chief of the art magazine Bulevarum, together with over 100 volunteers, he designs and publishes 11 issues. He has participated in several group exhibitions. In October 2020, he founded the Pottery studio Bardak. At the same time, the association Bulevar Umetnosti becomes the association of Potters Bardak, within which there is still a school of ceramics, but they are also designing projects with the aim of popularizing this artistic craft.
Enrollment for the Standard Ceramics Course in Belgrade and Novi Sad isin progress ...