The forms and shapes that can be coaxed from metal clay are especially important to Polish artist Anna Mazoń. “The creations are truly one-of-a-kind. This cannot be overestimated nowadays,” the artist remarks. “Because of the pliability of the medium, the artists literally imprint their hands and souls into the pieces they create. Metal clay also encourages designs that are visually different compared to those offered by traditional metalsmiths. Selling metal clay creations simply widens the range of products for a shop’s clientele. Its versatility and distinct uniqueness makes it possible to reach a wider range of customers.”
Anna Mazoń’s label is Drakonaria. Many of her pieces, such as “Leshy,” shown here, have a fairy-tale or mythical component to them, which metal clay facilitates. “When I found out about this medium, it was just magical. I was finally able to realize so many of my ideas. One by one, I could create them. Each one that I make provokes 10 other ideas—it’s just addicting.”
“Once Upon a Time,” the name of this piece, is how fairy tales begin. The desire to make enchanting goods is what drives Mazoń.