Simona Putrich

Simona Putrich (21 August 1962)

From 1989 to 2008 she worked in the studio under the mentorship and professional guidance of her husband, the academy-trained sculptor Boštjan Putrich, where she discovered her talent for ceramics. Boštjan's way of teaching was to encourage independence. He never wanted to influence her way of working so he let her give it some time to discover her individuality which resulted in uniqueness and integrity of her ceramic art.
Today she works in the field of copyrighted creative ceramics with great success.
Under Boštjan's watchful eye, she developed her own brand of ceramics which was also recognized in Paris and for which she was awarded the Arts et Images du Monde prize.

Quote from Boštjan Putrich's assessment and opinion of the work of Simona Putrich:
'"I can say that she has developed a powerful, independent, creative personality, capable of opening up new possibilities and approaches in her field."

Her work is divided into small and large ceramics:

1. With small ceramics you can notice the sensuality and elegance of the shapes which give the space cosiness and aesthetics.
2. Large ceramics, however, are surprising and often take our breath away. Such a large ceramic sculpture can open up new dimensions of thinking which make you understand the real creative talent.

Solo exhibitions:

  • Krka Gallery, Novo mesto
  • Domus Exhibition Hall, Ljubljana
  • The Exhibition and Convention Centre (Gospodarsko razstavišče) – Art Expo Ljubljana
  • Association of Fine Artists of Northern Primorska - Art Showcase, Nova Gorica
  • Lerota Gallery, Ljubljana

Group exhibitions:

  • Zagreb III. World Triennial Exhibition of Small Ceramic
  • The Exhibition and Convention Centre (Gospodarsko razstavišče), Ljubljana
  • IV. World Triennial Exhibition of Small Ceramic


  • Masters and Artists of the 20th Century, a postcard.
  • Arts et Images du Monde, Paris.
  • Golden Book of Art Lovers and Collectors, Paris
  • Who's who in international art, Lausanne.