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Atelje Janja Gora
Janja Gora 163b
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5. colony of ceramics -Bird On Wire
As you already know our atelier has been organizing children’s workshops for years. Through that work an idea about collecting all those objects in a team sculpture, a shape that will permanently mark our progress was born.
So in the year 2010 we started making birds, realistic or abstract. On each of the workshops we held, wherever we held them, we made birds. A part of these birds is put on it’s armature during this colony. This sculpture needed an armature construction which was later put into the soil. When the birds were glazed we put them on it. Then we built a temporary kiln around the sculpture and it all caught fire in the twilight of a Saturday, August 14th.
After a four-hour firing till the melting of the glazes we uncovered the whole sculpture to finally cover it with sawdust, newspapers, hay and other easily fired materials. Everything was then again closed and left to burn out and cool.
On Sunday we washed up the sculpture, admired our accomplishment and put the birds on their places. The sculpture became a part of the permanent statues of the atelier and it can be seen in the time open for visitors. You can see more information and photographs on the web pages of the atelier.
The birds montaged on the sculpture are the work of the children from elementary school Plaški and Saborsko, elementary school Ravna Gora, the visitors of the Fairytale Festival in Ogulin as well as many other workshops.