Craftsmen at Samovodene Marketplace( Samovodska Charshia)

During the 19th century the Samovodene Marketplace was the central place of Veliko Tarnovo. Many craftsmen worked and offered their merchandise to the passers-by: blacksmiths, coppersmiths, gunsmiths, potters, confectioners, sausage-makers and others. Today a great part of the houses and the workshops in the street are fully restored. The craftsmen, who work there in front of the eyes of the pub...

“I love my work”

“I love my work” Rumyana Stoyanova - woodcarver at Samovodska Charshia I graduated the High school of applied arts in Troyan. I’ve been following this trade since 1987. I started from curiosity and interest but with my long-term practice I’ve become perfect. I’ve got a son, who is 10 years old and who loves painting but I will teach him my craft if only he is i...

Icons and Wall painting

Tanya Peneva - iconographer said: I have devoted myself to iconography for more than 6 years. In every icon I create I leave part of myself. This is my way to express my love to God and to everything that surrounds me. I follow the canons in the iconography but, however, I aim to show my unique author style. In my paintings I combine the old tradition with my internal feeling. In this way every ...