Welcome to Grazyna's world, Popielnik, where love birds and saints emerge from weathered pieces of wood, bright bits of promise hinting at the spring blossoms under a snowy landscape.
'Love Birds On A Wooden Cloud' :
The landscape outside of her studio near Crakow, Poland:
'Blue Angel' made by her husband:
If I were to do a blog post on the pieces featured in the shop:
Are there other artists involved? Which pieces are yours? What can you tell me about Popielnik?
Thank you kindly, Sylvie
I am so glad you are interested in my work, thank you.
Everything in my shop is only mine and my husband (sold blue angel). Now I live in the countryside, before I lived in town. My husband is the sculptor. My grandfather was the folk sculptor. His work inspire me the most.
My English is very badly - I'm sorry :(
Her grandfather's carvings:
work is incredible, your English is incredible! I had saved that Blue
Angel in the selection of photos that I would like to use on my blog.
Your husband is very talented too.
Do you have any photos of your work space, even if it's just a table or a corner? Also a photo of your home inside or out, and/or the environment, the countryside where you live...
Anything you would like to share that you think is interesting I am interested in.
Do you have a photo of yourself? And your husband...and grandfather?
I hope I'm not overwhelming you, asking too much. just do what you like, if it is fun for you.
Thank you so much for sending those photos. I love seeing your tools and your work space. The stump is great, and your table and stools. Is that a sandblasting machine in the corner on the upper left.
Your grandfather's pieces are divine :)
kind of wood did he carve?
What kind of wood do you use?
grandfather used linden wood.
We use mostly: linden wood, beechwood, spruce and pine.
Thank you Sylvie :)
The shrine house in the photo, white with blue roof top, is that yours or your husband's?
In the other photo, where you say, "before our gallery", I just want to clarify, to be certain, do you mean "in front of the gallery"?
In front of the gallery :)
Thank you :)
Back of Shrine:
Wooden Love Birds:
Wooden Ark with Tin Roof:
What does Popielnik mean?
Wooden Shrine with Ceramic Flowers:
About page on her Etsy:
"Popielnik" is a small atelier, in which, for a few years, we have been creating unique handicrafted artworks endowed with a rustic character.
"Popielnik" is also an art gallery located in Kazimierz (a district of Cracow), which displays and sales our handicraft. The pictures painted on wooden planks and metal plates, sculptures, shrines, cherubs, little birds, horses, boxes – made mostly from old materials, polychromed with acrylic colour and patinated – look as if they were found in the attic of a peasant’s cottage. We are inspired by folk art, art brut and everyday life. We
expose the beauty of wood and care about the uniqueness of each of our artworks.
Welcome to our shop : )