Pani Jurek | Chiara Colombini

The Pani Jurek studio lies on the border between fine art, craft and design. 

The studio was founded in 2010 by Magda Jurek. With a degree in painting, Magda rarely designs to specifications. She thinks of her objects as signs, sculptures or installations, approaching them as a canvas on which to build compositions. Utilitarian forms are used as means of expression: colors, stains, textures and shapes give rise to abstract compositions.

Pani Jurek's objects go beyond conventional functions, where interactivity is an inherent feature. Conceived as elements of a composition, the objects are designed according to their environment and the people who use them. Pani Jurek's fascination with materials, particularly ceramics, and respect for their possibilities and limits, are evident in all his products.

The handmade process adds an element of surprise and uniqueness. The artisanal method means that the maker is in control of the entire process. Behind every object made, from start to finish, is a specific person, and the sum of his or her experience, talent, manual skills and knowledge of materials.
To create an object, we use the full potential of our movements, senses and attention.
This gives full control over the quality of the products and brings the indispensable human touch to craftsmanship.

"My projects are personal and develop over a long period of time. They combine several threads that, at the right moment or on impulse, come together. I like to hide meanings in objects, even if they're only legible to me. Little obsessions, memories, enduring fascinations, mingle with observations of everyday life. It's wonderful to see how such disparate phenomena or observations come together in the form of an object."