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© Ralitsa Yuvkova
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Ralitsa Yovkova

  • Ceramicist
  • Troyan, Bulgaria
  • Master Artisan
Ralitsa Yovkova Ceramicist
Contact
Bulgarian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+359 887787658
© Ralitsa Yuvkova

Destined for a life in ceramics

  • • Ralitsa uses animal hair brushes like her grandfather and father before her
  • • The workshop has always been in her family
  • • She brings a more feminine style to the family tradition

“My family has over 100 years of tradition in ceramics,” says Ralitsa Yovkova. Her great grandfather, grandfather and father were all artisans, each working with ceramics and becoming a master of his time. After many experiments with various approaches, Ralitsa – the first woman in the family dedicated to the craft – found her own more feminine style of pottery. Using pastel colours and various graphic elements and compositions, she finds inspiration mainly in the beauty of nature. Her favourite objects to make are vessels. “They bring me closer to people since vessels offer someone a direct, tactile experience of ceramics while they are having their morning coffee or tea,” she says

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Works

  • © Genadi Dochev
  • © Genadi Dochev
  • © Genadi Dochev
Photo: © Genadi Dochev
Pink Tulips

This pink and white tea set was thrown on a potter’s wheel. Each piece was adorned with little tulips painted by hand using the 'alla prima' technique, meaning 'at first attempt'. Based on the yin and yang principle, the contrasting pink and white parts complement each other.

Volume 1 ltr
Volume 150 ml
Height 15 cm
Diameter 20 cm
Volume 200 ml

Ralitsa Yovkova Ceramicist
Photo: © Genadi Dochev
Blue Dots & Apples

Each piece of this tea set was thrown on a potter’s wheel and is decorated with apples, pomegranates and olives. Ralitsa is deeply inspired by the nature that surrounds her; with this colourful series she aims to evoke the hot days of summer by the sea.

Volume 1 ltr
Volume 150 ml
Height 15 cm
Diameter 12 cm
Volume 200 ml

Ralitsa Yovkova Ceramicist
Photo: © Genadi Dochev
Black & White Dots

This black and white tea set was thrown on a potter’s wheel. Each piece was adorned with little dots painted by hand in an irregular pattern. Based on the yin and yang principle, the black and white parts complement each other.

Volume 1.3 ltr
Volume 150 ml
Height 22 cm
Diameter 12 cm
Diameter 200 ml

Ralitsa Yovkova Ceramicist
Photo:
Lavender

Each piece of this tableware set was thrown on a potter’s wheel and decorated with a design depicting lavender. Ralitsa is deeply inspired by the nature that surrounds her; with this design, she aims to convey the emotions provoked by vast fields of lavender.

Volume 350 ml
Height 22 cm
Volume 220 cm
Volume 200 ml
Diameter 12 cm
Diameter 22 cm

Ralitsa Yovkova Ceramicist

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