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© Valentina Šeb
© Valentina Šeb
© Valentina Šeb
© Valentina Šeb
© Valentina Šeb

Valentina Šeb

  • Odeata
  • Ceramicist
  • Sveti Ivan Zelina, Croatia
  • Rising Star
Valentina Šeb Ceramicist
Contact
Croatian
Hours:
Monday to Friday 08:00 - 16:00, Saturday 08:00 - 13:00
Phone:
+385 915000543
© Valentina Šeb

Made with patience and love

  • • Odeata ceramics are inspired by everyday life
  • • The collections mostly comprise functional objects
  • • Some objects take Valentina up to 15 days to finish

Valentina Šeb grew up in Sveti Ivan Zelina, a small town east of Zagreb, where she still lives and works today. Originally an economist by profession, she first started her journey with clay in 2002, and immediately knew it would be love for life. Since then she has been actively learning. She has mastered many different techniques, including painting and glazing, which she especially enjoys. “It is magical when a vision of a sculpture or an object, born in the mind with skill and a piece of clay, becomes visible and tangible, and it is an even greater magic to share it with others,” says Valentina. She has great support from her partner Darijo, who deals with the technical and administrative aspects of the Odeata workshop.

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Works

  • © Valentina Šeb
  • © Valentina Šeb
  • © Valentina Šeb
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Photo: © Valentina Šeb
Grace collection: small plates

This collection of graceful vintage stoneware dishes resembles the designs of those used by Valentina Šeb’s grandmothers. “The dish was used on special occasions and treated with special care,” she says. The Grace collection is a combination of modern and past times, intended for special moments.

Height 1.5 cm
Diameter 14 cm

Photo: © Valentina Šeb
Grace collection: medium plates

These graceful vintage dishes resemble the traditional Croatian plates used by Valentina Šeb’s grandmothers. The dishes were used on special occasions and treated with care. The Grace collection is a combination of modern and past times, intended for special moments.

Height 2 cm
Diameter 18 cm

Photo: © Valentina Šeb
Grace collection: large plate in pink

These graceful pink vintage dishes resemble the traditional Croatian plates used by Valentina Šeb’s grandmothers. The dishes were used on special occasions and treated with care. The Grace collection is a combination of modern and past times, intended for special moments.

Height 2 cm
Diameter 26 cm

Photo: © Valentina Šeb
Marble collection: coffee cups

In the Marble collection, each white clay coffee cup is worked on separately with engobes, transparent glaze and 22k gold. The pattern on each cup turns out differently, making it a truly unique collection. Marbling is a dynamic and demanding process which means the result is always unpredictable but breathtaking.

Height 10 cm
Diameter 8 cm

Photo: © Valentina Šeb
Prime collection: plates

The beautiful Prime collection of glazed white clay plates was inspired by a play of black and white. The design fits into the urban lifestyle. Eating a dessert from these plates brings a new level of culinary enjoyment.

Height 2 cm
Diameter 18 cm

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