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The Designer

Anna Orska - polska projektantka autorskiej biżuterii artystycznej

The Designer

Anna Orska - polska projektantka autorskiej biżuterii artystycznej

ANNA ORSKA

jewelry designer, lover of the city two-wheeler, and travel enthusiast - both distant and not far away. Art and design have been present in her life since childhood. A central element of her early collection was made from decorative ornaments and items from her family home. That is how she discovered her love for upcycling which was used by her to create jewelry for the first time in Poland. Giving the objects a second life and putting them in a completely new context has become one of the hallmarks of the ORSKA brand which was established by Anna to specialize in artistic jewelry. A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, habilitated doctor of fine arts, author of thousands of jewelry designs and small art forms. She does not follow the trends and creates timeless one-of-a-kind objects.

Zdjęcia z podóży Warsztaty Świata Anny Orskiej
“Water is my favorite element. The sea surface reflects the blue of the sky, which is a beautiful background for everything on earth” Anna Orska
Zdjęcia z podóży Warsztaty Świata Anny Orskiej
Anna Orska polska projektantka biżuterii artystycznej

In search of inspiration, she explores the forests and meadows, simultaneously immersing herself in the meanders of the insect micro-universe. She studies the everyday surroundings and uses common objects to create small art forms. Among many extraordinary designs, she has created jewelry from thousand-year-old oak wood from the settlement of Mieszko I, parts of cars and computers, mechanisms of pre-war watches, old sailing ropes and fragments of meteorites.

Zdjęcia z podóży Warsztaty Świata Anna Orska w Peru

CRAFTS OF THE WORLD

Once a year, Ania goes on a journey in search of rare, often forgotten crafts and unique materials. From each trip she brings back amazing stories of the people and places where she had created. In the Peruvian Andes, Lucio and his wife Rosa helped her overcome the weakness of mountain sickness. Gabriel and Fransisca in Mexico patiently taught her how to cut copal wood and made sure that she did not hurt herself using a machete for the first time in her life. And the Nepalese master Ramesh took her to his workshop and showed her craftsmanship, although in his culture it is a job that a woman is not allowed to do.

Anna Orska polska projektantka biżuterii artystycznej w podróży Warsztaty Świata ORSKA w Meksyku
Anna Orska polska projektantka biżuterii artystycznej w podróży Warsztaty Świata
Zdjęcia z podóży Warsztaty Świata Anna Orska w Meksyku

The designer spends every possible moment designing and creating in the workshop. Manual work is her form of meditation. She works on many projects at the same time, but not all of them will see the daylight. Some will stay forsaken for months before she returns to them, and some may never have a premiere.

Ania is a fan of splendid jewelry forms. Her wrists are always decorated with wide bracelets from the Moon and Machiny collections, contrasting with more subtle pieces. She also likes to play with necklaces – combining long bold chains with shorter and smaller necklaces to create original compositions. A mix of styles, materials and colors allows her to express herself.

Anna Orska Polska projektantka biżuterii artystycznej
Duże, ręcznie robione bransoletki marki ORSKA biżuteria
Duże, ręcznie robione bransoletki marki ORSKA biżuteria
“When creating jewelry, I make sure that it is expressive. I’m looking for something interesting; something that has a history” Anna Orska
Duże, ręcznie robione bransoletki marki ORSKA biżuteria

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