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 will now start his own label VCR of exclusive silver items. The 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 support the sole source of income, both almost lost.

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