Victor Clopotar’s initial collection is created to emphasise the distinct identity of a master of his craft. Challenging forms made from a single piece of silver – dozens of times in the fire and hammered several thousand times until the final shape arrives.
Challenging the limitation of rigid materials and creating fluid shapes by fire & the blow of a hammer is an archaic craft that has defined the Roma clan of Caldarari for generations. Victor Clopotar is a traditional Roma Artisan from Transylvania. Born into a family of Caldarari he has followed the footsteps of his ancestors and trained as a coppersmith.
He extended his expertise while working with international clients & designers. Known for his talent & precision he collaborated on objects that were shown in Milan, Paris, New York & Miami and are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna. Victor has started his own label VCR of exclusive silver items in spring 2022.
set one / silver 925
round tray 200 x 10 mm cup with lid 46 x 65 mm / 45 x 1.5 mm / spoon 240 x 7 mm
set two / silver 925
tray 200 diam x 10 mm / creamer 100 x 50 x 65 mm / bowl 77 x 65 x 100 mm / spoon 240 x 7 mm
set three / silver 925
oval tray 450 x 250 x 7 mm / carafe 140 x 125 / 65 x 70 mm / cup with lid 70 x 65 x 70 / 65 x 70 mm
set four / / silver 925
carafe small with lid 140 x 90 / 30 x 40 mm / carafe high with lid 190 x 100 / 30 x 40 mm
His challenge is to remove sentimentality from handicrafts and push Roma products into a contemporary universe. Archaic shapes reinterpreted, made with ancient skills have a place in today’s world. These sculptural objects reinforce the pride of the Roma community in their traditional skills and are the sole source of income, both almost lost.