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About Petra

Petra works as an artists, writer, curator, editor and lecturer. Currently she is an assistant professor at Faculty of Design in Slovenia where she is in charge for Department of Product Design. Her educational background is in architecture (Faculty of Architecture Ljubljana), jewellery (Master of Art at Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design London) and humanities (PhD in Philosophy and Theory of Visual Culture at the Faculty of Humanities Koper-Capodistria, University of Primorska). As doctor in humanities she wrote a thesis on jewellery as art, investigating different art theories, philosophical and sociological aspects of art jewellery. She has been exhibited in many countries, such as: Italy, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, United Kingdom, Croatia, Serbia and Columbia. She was the founder and president of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery Slovenia (2003–2015). Since 2013, she is a president of Section for Unique Design of the Designers Society of Slovenia. She is the author of the book Jewellery as art. Short reflection on artistic jewellery and many other articles about jewellery, art and design as well.

2001 Faculty of Architecture, Ljubljana
2002 postgraduate study MA at London Metropolitan University, Sir John & Cass Department of Art, MA Silversmithing & Jewellery (tutor: Simone ten Hompel)
2015 PhD at Faculty of Humanities Koper, Department for Philosophy and Theory of Visual Culture, with the thesis Jewellery as Art
2002 – working as an independent artist
2002 – 2007 industrial design of jewellery for Slovene factory Zlatarna Celje and Lencia
2003 – 2005 teaching at the High school for Goldsmithing Celje
2003 idea and organization of Association for Contemporary Jewellery in Slovenia
2004 – 2007 weekly designing jewellery for TV show TLP
2007 working for TV show »Bleščica/Glitter«
Opening and running Studio AgAu in Ljubljana
2008 – present teaching at the Faculty of Design
2010 – 2012 Head of Textile and Fashion Department at the Academy of Design
2012 – present Head of Product Design Department at the Faculty of Design Ljubljana
2013 – present Vice Dean for Creative Activity at the Faculty of Design Ljubljana
2013 – present of Unique Section at Designers Society of Slovenia