Zuzanna Spaltabaka


Zuzanna Spaltabaka (1993) is a Warsaw based artist and aspiring craftswoman (collaborating with a number of REAL craftsmen). Her interdisciplinary practice is focused on creating storytelling objects of functional art.

The Cabinet 01 is a part of a series of objects that derive from an attempt to reinterpret the traditional artisan techniques. Bringing to the fore the philosophy behind the craft allows the objects to break away from the forms commonly associated with the technique. They embrace the honesty of the materials and reveal shamelessly how they were made, showing proudly carefully thought-out joints and hand-made mechanisms. In her recent works the artist combines raw materials such as carbon steel, rough wool, float glass, porcelain and wood. All objects are manufactured in close collaboration with local craftsmen.