Team

Paulina Adamska

forever in love with handicraft, since 2008, she’s been devoted to promoting and developing basketry. At Serfenta she’s an author of research projects and handicraft instructor. She received the 2016 grant of the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. She loves teaching and running workshops. In the meantime she travels the world to learn all there is about basketry.

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Łucja Cieślar

Basket making and working at Serfenta are a great adventure for her as well as a chance to explore her own traditional culture, which she’s been practising for many years and in many fields. She’s a passionate organiser and activist, keen on running workshops for kids and doing her best to keep basketry alive!

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Anna Krężelok

A cultural manager. At Serfenta she’s an organiser, cash-keeper, and workshop instructor. She loves weaving willow cats and speaking Spanish.

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Magdalena Kokora

An artist with all her heart and soul. When she’s not occupied with weaving, she’s a painter, designer, and dancer.

Norman Tighe

A talented basketmaker working with unique material – spruce roots. He learnt his skills from our master Jan Zogata. Now with us he is sharing his skills and knowledge about this amazing material. We have to say that – he is the best in our team with the English language! He is from the United Kingdom but has lived in Poland for many years. Serfenta’s instructor. 

Anna Koblak

Grzegorz Gordat

A master basket maker and folk artist. He has received many awards, including the prize at the Jagiellonian Fair in Lublin, which is one of the most prestigious events related to handicraft in Poland. He runs workshops for all age groups from Poland and abroad. He’s been improving his instructing skills for over a decade in the Cultural Centre in Dęblin.

Ondřej Blecha

The European Voluntary Service coordinator at Serfenta. He’s our support in every situation, a reliable driver, and our handyman when things are not working properly. He moves between the Polish and Czech Cieszyn, crossing the Olza river every day. After hours – a poet.