I was born in 1972 and I live in Turnov, Czechia. I spent the first 20 years of my life with my head up high in the sky. The other 20 years went past quite quickly but nothing really changed…my head, still in the sky…and also down in the books; reading, educating and taking all the knowledge in. During the last couple of years, I got tired of thinking and dreaming and decided to use my hands a little. It seems like my “hands” know what to do! After a lot of thought and planning I started assembling traditional yurt, which is basically a round tent covered with skins or felt. I live in it, sleep in it and I love it! In my free time I enjoy growing my own organic fruit and vegetables and living peaceful life, taking what nature has to offer and turning it to something amazing!
All my products are created manually, using hands only as well as some simple tools. There is enough noise that is surrounding us in daily lives and so I would hate to add some more. My work is easily done without any disturbance, it just takes a little bit more time and little bit more care and commitment. The wood comes from local sources with some exceptions. I would hate to cut trees, or life branches! I only use material that the nature no longer needs, such as fallen pieces of wood or materials that people bring to me as a gift.
I can easily fit the tools in my backpack; that gives me freedom! I enjoy creating surrounded by nature, in a forest, meadow, by the river simply just anywhere my legs would carry me. This method is without the need of a desk. It allows me to hold the wood continuously in my hand - the knife in one hand, the wood in the other. All of that while touching the wood, perceiving each slice and watching its gradual transformation.
Caring for wood products is quite simple. You will usually want to avoid excess sun exposure, humidity and chemical products. That also means no dishwasher, dishwasher liquids and other products. My products are treated with natural oils and that’s all you need. Simply rinse the products with clean water and dry. If you like, after washing and drying add a drop of edible oil and spread it nicely across the product.