During the online meeting, Łucja Cieślar from Serfenta will talk about the place of crafts in the modern world, the renaissance of manual production techniques and the intertwining of design and interlacing crafts. We will consider why foreign countries – including Japan, South Korea and Iceland – are interested in baskets from Poland and what role Serfenta from Cieszyn plays in this. Serfenta’s 13 years of research projects, workshops, international Craft Tour meetings, inspirations and good examples of cooperation will serve as a basis for consideration.
Łucja Cieślar is a co-founder of Serfenta, which has specialised in interlacing crafts for 13 years. The founders of the organisation are the authors of the “From research to business” model, which aims to maintain the continuity of craft skills, to make them contemporary and, most importantly, to make them relevant. She ensures that the products of Polish masters and mistresses are sold from Tokyo to Reykjavik (which she recently visited once again with Serfenta) and find their place in the contemporary world. She is an expert in weaving and works with reedmace, which she often conducts workshops about – most recently for the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. A fan of Japan – but will be representing Serfenta in South Korea this year.
Online broadcast from 06.10.2021 to 06.11.2021
Photographs provided by Łucja Cieślar from Serfenta