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Haris Čalkić © Michelangelo Foundation
Haris Čalkić © Michelangelo Foundation
Haris Čalkić © Michelangelo Foundation
Haris Čalkić © Michelangelo Foundation
Haris Čalkić © Michelangelo Foundation

Sulejman Hrgić

  • Coppersmith
  • Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Master Artisan
Sulejman Hrgić Coppersmith
Contact
Bosnian, Croatian, English, German, Serbian, Spanish
Hours:
Monday to Friday 12:00 - 17:00 (fall and winter), 10:00 - 18:00 (spring), 10:00 - 20:00 (summer)
Phone:
+387 62854197
Haris Čalkić © Michelangelo Foundation

Copper and coffee

  • • Sulejman is one of Bosnia’s youngest coppersmiths
  • • One of his trademarks is traditional coffee pots
  • • He helped make the famous giant coffee pot in 2004

Tucked away in one of Sarajevo's most charming streets, Kovači, where the sound of local potters' hammers can still be heard, Sulejman Hrgić's miniature studio hosts numerous souvenirs, pieces of jewellery and paintings he has made of copper. It was here that the young artisan learned his craft and today runs his shop. Back in 2004, his teacher – one of Sarajevo’s well-known coppersmiths – asked Sulejman to help make a giant coffee pot that competed for the Guinness World Records and that’s how he became a part of his city’s history at young age. People are usually surprised to see a young person practising his craft, he does not match the profile of a typical traditional Sarajevo craftsman in appearance or in his manner of work.

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Works

  • Haris Čalkić © Michelangelo Foundation
  • Haris Čalkić © Michelangelo Foundation
  • Haris Čalkić © Michelangelo Foundation
  • Haris Čalkić © Michelangelo Foundation
  • Haris Čalkić © Michelangelo Foundation
Photo: Haris Čalkić © Michelangelo Foundation
Mahala – a painting

This image of a street from Sulejman's imagination was processed on both of its sides to get a 3D effect. At the end, it was coated with black acrylic paint.

Height 50 cm
Width 35 cm

Photo: Haris Čalkić © Michelangelo Foundation
Platter

This elegant platter, made of aluminium by Sulejman, can also be used as home decoration.

Diameter 40 cm

Photo: Haris Čalkić © Michelangelo Foundation
Square ring

This ring is made of a small piece of cut copper coated with tin. At the end, Sulejman painted it black with acrylic paint.

Length 1.4 cm

Photo: Haris Čalkić © Michelangelo Foundation
Moth Earrings

Sulejman made these butterfly earrings using the embossing technique. The hooks are made of nickel.

Length 1.4 cm

Photo: Haris Čalkić © Michelangelo Foundation
Flying Baloon Bracelet

Sulejman made this bracelet using the embossing technique to imprint a balloon, hence the name.

Length 10 cm

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