Art & Craft

Slovenian art and craft features authentic and skilful artistic creativity. The products bearing a Slovenian art and craft certificate are a beautiful souvenir or a gift for your friends or business partners.
An old wisdom goes that some things are completely unrealisable until we manage to learn them, whilst the others cannot be taught until we create them. In fact, creativity and originality have been the guide lines to the creators and performers of the project USTVARJAJMO (WE MAKE ART) – Following the course of art and art of craft -  and undoubtedly of a great assistance at creating tourist programmes which encourage the creativity of its visitors (and natives). Besides, they emphasise particularity (in some cases also exceptionality) and the value of traditional and up-to-date arts of craft, knowledge, skills and artistic practice of the region the local action group called The variety of countryside comes from, including the municipalities of Celje, Laško, Štore and Vojnik.

We kindly invite you to discover and learn about artisan and art heritage of the region. Why not taking part in workshops established by mentors with all respect to the visitors’ previous knowledge and interests? Let the creativity touch us to set the vein of art free. Welcome!

Providers Art & Craft Project:


Matjaž Pikl, Šmohor 15a, 3270 Laško
M: +386 (0)41 794 006
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The basis of the brandy is traditional fruits and the sunny side of the shined trees. You can choose among a variety of brandies (fruit, plum and pear brandy). The products have received the highest awards for their quality in the yearly exhibition and evaluation of delicacies of Slovenian farms in Ptuj.

Excursions to previous notice only.

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Kozmus Milena – traditional wedding bread

Kozmus Agritourism Farm, Paneče 3, 3273 Jurklošter
T: +386 (0)3 573 50 34, M: +386 (0)31 567 994
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The Kozmus Farm is distinguished by “svatovska pogača”, elaborately decorated wedding bread, which was a gift to bride and groom in the past, typical to the Laško area. The wedding bread was granted protection by the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office. It has received several awards for preserving the Slovenian bread heritage

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Blagotinšek Beekeeping

Jože Blagotinšek, Jagoče 13c, 3270 Laško
T: +386 (0)3 734 02 50, M: +386 (0)31 32 32 00, E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Blagotinšek Beekeeping is situated in Jagoče just a step away from Thermana Laško thermal spa. The bee-keeper will introduce us all different kinds of beehives of the bee-house which front part is ornamented by picturesque beehive panels painted by Nevenka Fantinato (a member of Laško Art Section as well as about the life of bees, the production of honey and benefits of the apitherapy. The garden at the side of the bee-house is an excellent encyclopaedia of melliferous plants, whilst the home production enables a degustation of bee delicacies and the beekeeper’s short lesson will make you get familiar to four Slovene culture most important bees. Different sorts of honey and bee-wax products on sale.

The bee-keeping workshop will be run by an experienced beekeeper. Visitors will be able to create their own wax-products, whilst younger participants will spent time listening to the narration of short fairy-tales ofrom the collection of stories Čebelica (A Little Bee).

Excursions and creative work-shops to previous notice only.

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Šolar Beekeeping and Gingerbread Craft

Darja Šolar, Strmca 81a, 3270 Laško
T: +386 (0)3 573 16 36, M: +386 (0)040 759 357, E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Šolar’s home of beekeeping and gingerbread craft of a 30-year long tradition is situated on the sunny side of the city of Laško, properly among the orchards of old pear and apple trees. Not only bee-keeping, but also the craft of producing gingerbread make them famous for the preservation of Slovene oldest crafts.

Visitors will be able to experience skills of manufacturing and trimming gingerbread which will be on sale just like any other house made product (a wide selection of honey, honey-based drinks and spirits, pollen, propolis, wax-products) and to try delicacies of the beehive. The workshop is an excellent opportunity to make a visitor be able to discover his own ability of trimming gingerbread and to enter the bee-house as a live model of bee architecture and life, whilst the beekeeper will introduce the possibility of apitherapy and show us round melliferous plants growing in the garden in front of the bee-house.

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Likovno društvo Laško (Laško Art Section)

Čopova ulica 3, 3270 Laško
Nevenka Fantinato, M: +386 (0)40 682 782
Katarina Drobež Vrščaj, M: +386 (0)41 324 250, E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About ten-year time has passed since Laško Art Section made a start to their amateur creative activities. The members do not find it difficult to deal with challenges, therefore they are constantly implementing their knowledge with latest techniques of painting, among which some time is also devoted to the study of beekeeping-related art creativity as the Slovene typical folk art.

Painted beehive panels on the front side of onetime beehives nicknamed “kranjiči” are regarded to be a real Slovene ethnographic treasury of more than 600 motives. The originality of painting the beehive panels is a subject of the creative workshop taking place right in front of the bee-house itself or on a magnificent backyard of an old borough house. Let your art inspiration come into the world and create a beehive panel of your own to become a souvenir or a present to your dearest.

A creative work-shops to previous notice only.

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Maleš Art Gallery

Zgornja Rečica 89, 3270 Laško
Travica Maleš Grešak, M: +386 (0)41 867 246, E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Maleš Art Gallery has been developing a presentation centre of Slovene “Moderna” art movement heritage. In an idyllic house in the Rečica River Valley, the Slovene great modernist Miha Maleš’s daughter and the gallery owner Travica Maleš Grešak, with the help of the society members and external partners, holds striking events on annual basis for the visitors to have an insight into the legacy of a “painting poet”. Miha Maleš belongs to those Slovene artists who left the most significant creative opera of the 20th century. In 1977, the artist was awarded Prešernova nagrada (Slovene highest award in the field of artistic creations) for his opus of graphics, paintings and drawings.

Beside guided tours to exhibitions, the gallery also hosts lectures in the field of art, thus spreading the consciousness of its importance.

Excursions to exhibition and creative work-shop “The Manufacture of picture Frames” to previous notice only.

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Rode Jelka – herbal products

Herbal products, Virin
Trsteniška ulica 2, 3272 Rimske Toplice
M: +386 (0)41 717 795

Jelka Rode offers a variety of herbal teas (Her Tea, His Tea, Afternoon Tea and Poet’s Tea), herbal salts (bath salt, rosemary salt, Mediterranean herbal salt, basil salt) and herbal soaps.

Creative workshop on previous announcement only.

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Herbal farm Plahtica

Karmen Bračič, Blatni vrh 39, 3273 Jurklošter
M: +386 (0)31 342 809, E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The herbal farm Plahtica began agriculture in 2005. The south sunny position and sanded soil played an important role in decision making to produce herbs and vegetable. This way of growing certainly does not have a direct impact on the quantity but quality. At the same time, they manage to keep the nature unspoilt and to variegate the biologic diversity of the land.

While creating their own trade mark they involved the slogan “Embraced by the Monastery of Jurklošter” due to the fact that the old monastery is situated properly in the vicinity of the farm and also the name of the ancient herb “Plahtica” (Alchemilla vulgaris) which botanic name derives from the Arab word “alkemelych” (alchemy) meaning “tiny but magic”.

Visitors may take part in guided tours to the ecological production of herbs or try their skill at a workshop to create their own picture made of dried herbs, aromatic herbs and flowers.

Excursions to ecologic production of herbs and creative work-shops to previous notice only.

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Marica Lesjak, Mistress of art of craft

Manufacture of paper made flowers (kranclpint), Spodnja Rečica 22, 3270 Laško
T: +386 (0)3 734 04 51, M: +386 (0)51 321 822

Marica Lesjak gained many skills in the manufacturing of paper made flowers in her young age already, helping her aunts creating beautiful paper flowers for various occasions. Her knowledge of the craft, however, got improved with ages up to now when her skilful hands can create more than 58 different flowers designed to be used with old customs from a man’s life. Her masterpieces are often put on admiration on different exhibitions. The author has already been awarded several prizes for work. The awards for her work in the field of preserving cultural heritage and carrying over her knowledge to younger generations was registered with The Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport in 2012 and her name was put on the List of people carrying on the live heritage. Marica Lesjak is the first person from Laško honoured in this way which even contributes to the significance and value of her work.

Those willing to get skilled in this precious tradition shall not hesitate to join the workshop of “kranclpint”. Previous announcement required.

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Slavica Laubič, Mistress of art of craft

Ceramic products, Spodnja Rečica 29, 3270 Laško
M: +386 (0)41 304 834, E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When Slavica Laubič got a book about crocheting and knitting as a birthday from his father, she began to do hand works. To learn something new and to give each product her own character was alwaysa huge challenge to her. She was embroidering involving different techniques (Richelieu, Hardanger, Poentles) and also manufactured products made of salt dough. Clay, this magnificent natural material, enchanted her completely. Clay heals both the human body and mind. It is able to make a surprise on every step since being easy to model and versatile in use. A warm and friendly material which Slavica did not find difficult to  trace it to the world of creativity without borders.

Clay manufacturing courses for beginners available for those willing to get familiar to the clay shaping tools, materials and techniques and to create their own masterpiece. Previous announcement recommended.

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Petra Rems

T-shirt applications and toy manufacture, Spodnja Rečica 29, 3270 Laško
M: +386 (0)41 282 425, E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Petra has been accompanied by hand works since her childhood when her mother gave her a hand to start knitting and embroidering, deeply impressed by incredible skilfulness her mum was able to create by hands.

Applications, however, are a very old way of trimming, offering a wide spectre of usefulness and let imagination fly. Even pieces of second-hand clothes can be used to do an application. All we need is a bit of deftness and yet the result is fascinating. Applications variegate our clothes and do not make any pressure to our purses and the environment. They give us a choice to reduce going on spending sprees and to develop endless creativeness.

Visitors to the workshop will have a chance to do something for themselves and their dearest – original T-shirts, children friendly toys and useful home decorations.

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