A mixture of stone and clay, along with centuries of experience, passed from one generation to another, in Zlakusa, a village near Uzice, is getting a new value.
Until the launch of the International Colony of Artistic Ceramics in Zlakusa, in the mid-nineties of the last century, the pottery craft has almost disappeared.
The basic idea was for the artists to come, who will base on the craft skill and the authenticity, make sculptures.
The combination of tradition and art, for almost two and a half decades of existence, works of 330 artists from 33 countries, breathed a new life into the village and instigated the old Zlakusa pottery makers.
There are more than 30 craftsmen in Zlakusa, and with the educational program of Uzice Art School, the authentic pottery craft in Zlakusa "lives on", just like in old times, and awaits confirmation of the world cultural heritage.
(Telegraf.co.uk / RTS)