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Team

Paulina Adamska

Cultural anthropologist and eductaor, the Serfenta Association leader. She is leading Serfenta in the direction where the crafts meets people’s needs and business, what makes her beloved crafts – basketmaking – vibrant and alive. She is responsible for business developing and international sales. The craft instructor, experienced in teaching basketry skills, she loves especially willow, straw and rattan. She gained her knowledge by studying artistic crafts at a the Folk University in Poland and practicing crafts from the most outstanding masters and artists in Poland and abroad. She has conducted hundreds of basketry workshops for children, adults and seniors. Exemplary practices and a strong focus on sustainable business are her key to success. A researcher, she started by researching the basketry craft in Poland, now she represents the intangible cultural heritage at the UNESCO and around the world.

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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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Urszula Szwed

The business advisor, a responsible business specjalist. En expert of products and services developement – created for a strong market, based on Intangible Cultural Heritage. An ngo’s economisation procesess specialist. Trully in love with an Excell and calculating.

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Daria Czauderna

Daria is always smiling! You can meet her during willow workshops of Serfenta for children and for adults!

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. 

Magdalena Kokora

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

Anna Koblak

Ania is a very talented basket maker. She is leading our basketry workshops with a fantasy and flexibility. For weaving she uses straw, cattail or long grass – but not only, she is very skilled. Workshops with her is a pleasure, we recommend our workshops, join us or invite us!

Anna Krężelok

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