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Ana Torkar Kus

  • Studio Kuskus
  • Ceramicist
  • Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Master Artisan
Ana Torkar Kus Ceramicist
Slovenian, English
By appointment only
+386 40212062
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Minimalist forms

  • • Ana believes that the essence of design lies in usability
  • • Among her products some really stand out, such as a toilet brush holder
  • • She is most fond of the free form hand building techniques

Ana Torkar Kus is the name behind KUSKUS, a Slovenian pottery brand that offers a wide range of unique clay products which you will not find elsewhere – such as toilet brush holders, toothbrush holders or even a painting palette. She believes that the essence of design lies in usability, which is why she always asks herself whether she would use the product she is about to design. Clay attracted her from as early as primary school, but it was during her student years that she realized she wanted to dedicate her whole life to it. A key turning point in her career was 10 years ago, when she bought her first pottery kiln. When she moved to the outskirts of Ljubljana, the possibility of owning a studio and conducting workshops also opened up.

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Shino coffee mug set

Organic hand-built coffee set, which Ana made from red stoneware with green and pink matte glaze. She used pinching technique.

Photo: ©Studio Kuskus
Black stoneware containers

Organic stone-look hand-built containers made from fireclay black stone, used for salt&pepper, sugar or butter. Ana carved them from a single block of clay.

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Traditional potica baking tray

The traditional potica round clay baking tray with a sleeve in the middle is suitable for baking various cakes, especially the traditional Slovenian potica. It is made of grey clay stone with a pottery wheel throwing technique.

Diameter 20 cm

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Dining plate

A large round dining plate made of grey clay painted with porcelain. Handmade with a rolling technique.

Diameter 27 cm

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Toilet brush holder

A modern minimalist toilet brush holder with an organic stone look. Made with a hand-building clay shaping technique.

Height 10 cm
Width 14 cm

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