The beginnings of Kafloteka
Back when Kafloteka was not even on the radar screen, its future founder Aleksander Gavlas was living in France. He was absorbed by his work in an art gallery, and daily contact with artistic craftsmanship aroused a curiosity which he satisfied during extensive travels around France.
Trips to Avignon were of key importance – a visit to the Papal Palace with its well-preserved, colourful tiles from the Middle Ages served as inspiration for Alek to return to one of his first passions, making art from clay. Who knows, perhaps the wind blowing across the Rhône got into his head?