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Wednesday, 11 December 2013

"Looking up"

11/12/2013 An exhibition of new, mainly portrait and figurative glass art shown at the Montenegrin society  in  Pula, Croatia

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Edible art

29/11/2013 Studio Valeria. Istra with a group of artists organized an exhibition of latest glass, painting and art made from edible materials including a map of Medulin. The exhibition was seen by up to a 100 visitors who polished most of the edible art.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Exhibition titled "Istra and friends"

November 2013, we are invited to exhibit by the Montenegran society at Zajednica Crnogoraca in Pula. Istra will show some of her latest glass art together with Nina, Radojka, Marija members of Studio Valeria.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Workshops in glass

October-November 2013, Studio Valeria - Workshops in glass

Istra gave a set of workshops in glass fusing, painting on glass and engraving for groups of artists from Croatia, Italy, Sweden and U.K. beginners and intermediate level of skill.

Friday, 25 October 2013

10 years of Studio Valeria

Studio Valeria 25th October celebrated 10 years of successful functioning under the Istra’s leadership. During that time Istra organised many workshops in glass art, painting, and workshops in creative-psychological development; a number of community projects; major international projects; and many exhibitions. She celebrated with her family, friends and many local supporters.


Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Creative loosening workshops

October 2013. Studio Valeria in Medulin, Croatia. Istra is the organiser and the leader of a 4 part creative loosening workshop using sound, language, drawing  in exploring self perception about the place we call our HOME. These workshops are based on psychology, perception and creativity.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Northlands Creative Glass 2013

September 2013, at Lybster, Caithness in Scotland have spent 2 weeks at the Northlands Creative Glass conference followed by the most stimulating master class in glass with Eeva Kasper from Estonia, Robyn from Canada and 8 glass artist friends from Canada, Scotland and England. My work was inspired by my desire to change and transform, sense of the place and history. My images show translated statement into early Rune script.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

De-junk-Re-junk art from found objects

)7 June - 07 July 2013 at Williamson Museum and gallery, Birkenhead U.K. Istra is one of 34 contributing artist of this third event curated by Alison B Smith
Istra's work includes a plate made from a bus shelter glass fragments and black-white roses made from plastic bags, and an installation with Eco message to show how is the sea environment and creatures affected by pollution from oil spills and discarded plastic. This piece is lit and set in a gun case.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Contemporary Glass Society North at Pendle, U.K.

18th May 2013. Pendle Higherford Mill, U.K. Glass Festival. Istra contributed her framed leaded glass panels together with a number of glass artists from the North of England. The event was very well received by many visitors and the media.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Studio Valeria - Spring exhibition

22 March 2013, Studio Valeria in Medulin, Croatia hosted the first art event of the year to mark the International Women's Day and coming of Spring. The theme of this exhibition was "Me and my home". Besides local artists, members of Studio Valeria society other contributors include guest artists from Slovenia and students from a local school.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

The World Museum, Liverpool

2012-13. Istra is contributing a number of pieces of enamel painted and printed vases to an exhibition of regional art and applied art organised by "With these hands" group from Oxton, U.K.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Wonky Canvas in Liverpool

25 January 2013. First exhibition of the year at Egg gallery in Liverpool. Istra is exhibiting her glass art together with a group of regional artists. The exhibition will be open until 17 Feb.


Wednesday, 23 January 2013

London helicopter crash in art

 December 2013. New work in mixed technique inspired by the London helicopter crash in December 2013