A little bit about Mateja Šijan and her journey towards Beshland.
Mateja Šijan lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia where she was born and raised, but for the past few years she has lived all across the Europe.
After coming back from England to Croatia and the decision that this time she will stay in Zagreb, she establishes Beshland in 2021. Even though she is self-taught ceramicist she was all her life fascinated with nature and raw materials. Because of its endless potential she chose clay as her main material for her sculptures and products for everyday use.
The main inspiration for her work comes from the memories collected while living in different countries and cultures. Being surrounded and meeting people from all over the world.Each piece made by Matea is unique, built using different techniques and methods, textured and glazed by hand.