More than ever, in today’s world, it is difficult to produce handmade products. The market requires fast production for low prices, large quantities targeted at a consumer goods market. Handmade production takes time, asks for patience, devotion, love and constant inspiration which ultimately leads to quality.
We all love to receive unique and handmade products; somehow we believe (or we know) that we then possess something that is more than just an “item”. It is inspiring and motivating to see long lasting craftsmanship passed down for generations with enthusiasm and passion. On the other hand, it is admirable and refreshing to see younger generations going in this path of dedicated and persistent work.
In this interview we present an artist Jasmina Kosanović and her unique handmade dolls, Gloopy girls Sunčana and Lara who create extraordinary lavender creatures and hot pot trivets, mister Thomislav Cerovečki – the heir of family craftsmanship with a hundred year tradition in producing umbrellas and mister Branko Kobali presenting Hats by Kobali, the fifth generation of hat artisans.