Slava Salyuk (Lishchyns’ka)

Born 20.06.1974

Like her father, the son of Lviv artist Omelyan Lishchynskyi, she was brought up in a vivid artistic surrounding, among Lviv painters and architects.

Slava Salyuk graduated from the Lviv College of Technology and specialized in fashion design.

In 1994, together with the group of supporters, she organized fashion theater-studio “Secession”, which existed until 1999.

Since then Slava Salyuk has been working in the field of design. In a recent years she has carried out a lot of projects, among them we can mention an interior design for the faculty of Theology and Philosophy (Khutorivka St.) of the Ukrainian Catholic University and also for the Collegium (Stryiska St.)

Her first necklaces  Slava Salyuk made in 1998, together with her father. Knowing his horrible diagnosis, Lyubart Lishchyns’kyi shared his knowledge and nuances of craft and taught his daughter how to create necklaces-zgards. After the death of her father Slava continued to develop his ideas of women’s jewelry and step by step developed her unique style. In her art Slava still uses elements from India, Africa, Latin America, Afghanistan, Ethiopia and all this helps to create necklaces  related with the traditional Ukrainian jewelry.

Jewelry, created by Lyubart Lishchyns’kyi and Slava Salyuk, originates from Ukrainian traditions, especially from the hutsulian zgardas. However, the attraction of jewelry also lies in multicultural character of almost each piece of art. The string of each necklace is not only a link between generations, but also a bridge between Ukraine and a whole world.