Ivan Klopčič

Ivan Klopčič



He worked without a formal design. He would see some wood product that he liked, and was able to reproduce it. His products were often exceptional. One Christmas he presented each family member with an alarm clock, each of them different in shape. He made a full-sized functional traditional spinning wheel, after seeing a picture. He also made a number of bowls, cups, vases, and am set of cups and flask, which was sold in England.

He was born in 1919 in the village Hleve near Moravče. During them World War II he was mobilized into the German army and badly wounded. When he returned home he joined the homeguard - Domobranci. At the end of the war he was in Austria, and lived for a time in Spital. He arrived in Australia in 1952 with his wife Mariana and son Herald. He found employment in ironworks factory, and in time became a union delegate. Later he was active in the Ethnic Affairs Council.

When he retired in 1992 he began to be seriously interested in wood carving, joining wood/carving associations and buying the required machines.

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