Klara Debeljak

Although a bit conventional, my love towards stonemasonry sprouted in the art school. It was a course that provided self-expression - something that a school of such description naturally offered - yet it came out in a volume. I was chasing a wholesome path and a long lost calling.
After graduation back in 2003, I have immediately pursued a job at Croatian Conservation Institute, Osijek Department of Conservation. It wasn’t long before I came to know there about the International Trust for Croatian Monuments. With its generous helping hand, troughout the one-year timespan of academic 2005/2006 in the stonemasonry high school on the island of Brač, I have set my vocation in stone.
It has been a decade since then, and I have been working in Osijek's department all the while. There is a new love sprouting, a chance to cultivate skills in restoration of polychrome sculptures. Hoping for a lifelong contribution to the restoration, I am still learning and reaching fulfillment upon completion of the work.
What may be a bare form of benevolence, a financial aid for that one year of additional training, the International Trust for Croatian Monuments certainly led me to where I am now and back then reaffirmed the course I have undertaken, for which I am most grateful.

Klara Debeljak (ex. Liška)

Klara Debeljak

Klara Debeljak