Contact Dorje through the www.dorjepottery.nl.
Vladimir Radovic (Zagreb, 1949), alias Dorje, is a specialist of the pottery wheel. His artwork is inspired by the Buddhist cultural traditions from China, Japan and Korea. Using traditional techniques and ancient ornaments, punches and rolls, unique ceramic is created, that is both original and authentic. Dorje playfully integrates old forms and old ways of working in his artwork that is rooted in the Buddhist culture from Korea, Japan and China, where pottery has a dignified place in both spiritual life as in daily life. Many travels to the far east, study of tempels and input of various lama's in combination with Dorje's craftmanship have led to skilfull solutions for religious terms and restrictions imposed on form and function of various objects, as can be seen in his meza's.
As to his relation with Harish Johari, Dorje explains : "Harish Johari was a very welcome guest in my pottery studio in Amsterdam. One day he arrived from the airport and proclaimed : I am going to steal something from you. Surprized I told him that whatever it is I will give it to him. But he disagreed and said he had to steal it. Then he was talking about some small rope potters have around their little finger. Many years later while studying an ayurvedic recipe, one ingredient was described as very difficult to obtain, always hidden. I remembered the event with Dada and suddenly had a glimpse of understanding about that secret ingredient.