“Mist forms” represents unique handcrafted wearable art pieces
made with devotion and respect to material.

Our work

 

The tree

Since the beginning of time this unique being has always been some sort of a guardian to the terrestrial world. Its existence is crucial on many levels for the life of animals, people and other plants. Throughout history it has been used as an universal material for various purposes. Today, its usage is enormously widespread, and in some cases completely desecrated. The tree and its material, in our case, is not only the media but also a guide of our creations. It is known that through its structure (growth rings and grain) the tree has the ability to write down its own path of life. Not only that it reflects the climatic conditions and environment in which it had grown, but also testifies the time that has passed in general. Among other abilities, its gift to write down time definitely communicates with us in every possible form.

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The mist

In the mystical silent way it covers forests and mountains with a blurry white veil. It enters every pore and becomes a link between vibrations of both matter and energy. On the fringe of three polarities (air, water and fire) it makes shapes indefinable, therefore permeating in their eternity. As an eternal companion, almost addiction like, mist is the source of our inspiration.

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The triangle

Through the context of fog, the triangle comprises three elements: fire, water and air. It also represents connection between the final product, the user and the authors. Every piece is hot stamped with small “mist” triangle symbol.

 

Meet Us

 

 

About Us


We are both artists who have graduated at Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka. We share interests and love for woodworking and in 2013 we started creating together. In our work we use noble/precious and exotic types of wood. The entire collection of “Mist jewelry” has been presented and exhibited at numerous exhibitions and art fairs.

Valentina Stepan


Owner, Designer, Creator

MA of Applied Arts

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Zoran Kranjcec


Owner, Designer, Creator

MA of Art Pedagogy

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Our story began in a small workshop located in the mountain region of Croatia called Gorski kotar. It’s stimulating and inspiring environment also known for its natural beauty and healing abilities. Playing and experimenting with tools and different materials eventually led us into making unique, meticulously crafted wearable sculptures.

We studied together, and with time art ultimately led us to our private connection. Everything went very spontaneously and without any plan. The collaboration that has shaped our work as it is today slowly formed itself through our studying and experimenting within the course of industrial design (jewelry making). Thanks to the history of craftsmanship within our families and a small woodworking studio with basic but necessary tools . We don’t have specific division of duties, intuition is our primary guide and we organize ourselves as we go.

In the process of making we’re trying to use different technical and aesthetic approaches. Also, in our professional relationship, we’re the worst critic to each other but in a very stimulating and supportive way.

Generally we have different fascinations but in the end they always meet somewhere in between… What define our common inspiration is nature, forests, mountains, weather… The Mist story began in a small workshop located in the mountain region of Croatia called Gorski kotar. It’s stimulating and inspiring environment also known for its natural beauty and healing abilities. Now we are located in the north of Croatia in a small baroque town of Varaždin and we wonder which will be our next destination…