Ladislav Jurovatý


Ladislav Jurovatý is a master wire worker from the Slovak Republic which has a centuries old tradition of working with wire.  The Jurovatý family help keep alive the traditions of wirework as practiced by the tinkers of Northern Slovakia for over four hundred years by making it a family tradition.

His monumental wire sculpture of Saint Barbara (the patron saint of firemen, policeman and miners) which took over one year to make using 1,640 yards of steel wire. The sculpture weights 33lb and is over five feet high.

Mr. Jurovatý works with the musem of wire work in the Slovakian town of Zilinia.