I’m delighted to have been contacted by curators at the Koroska Gallery of Fine Arts and asked whether I would allow some of my work to become part of their International Collection of Ceramics section.
The curators had seen one my works at a separate exhibition in Slovenia, and contacted me to ask if I’d be prepared to donate it to the museum.
To be honest, I had not heard of the Koroska Gallery, but, on looking it up, found it in the Saatchi World Museums list. It has an impressive pedigree, especially of Slovenian artists, but of internationally known artists too – these include Henry Moore, Ossip Zadkine, Daniel Buren and Victor Vassarely.
So – what could I say? I told them I’d be delighted!
The piece requested by the Koroska curators is a copy of one of my well-known items (see photo below), the award-winning Torn Notepad, which has won prizes as far afield as Japan.
It will be installed at the collection shortly before Christmas.
The Koroska Museum – in the town of in Slovenj Gradec – was established in 1957 in the former Yugoslavia, and now has over 1000 works in its permanent collection.