The “Craft Night” will take place on the last weekend of September. Over 40 craft workshops will open their doors to Warsaw residents. Meetings, workshops and exhibitions await lovers of handicrafts. You will be able to try your hand at sewing, making clay dishes, painting or creating incense from local herbs.
The upcoming event is an opportunity to learn about craft techniques and enter the world of Warsaw manufacturers. – During the “Craft Night”, the studio door is open to everyone, regardless of age or experience in handcrafting. Only once a year is there a chance to take a close look at craft techniques on such a scale, and then try them out yourself in workshops – says Zuzanna Krzysztofik from the Association “With Seat in Warsaw”, quoted in the organizer’s announcement.
More than 40 Warsaw studios take part in this year’s edition of the event. Some craftswomen and craftsmen, in addition to the opportunity to visit their workplace, also offer participation in workshops. You can choose, among others, classes in ceramics, easel painting, linocut, hand sewing, clay molding or floristry. The main topic of selected workshops will be upcycling, focusing on giving a second life to objects. The offer includes creating jewelery from bumps, saving broken cups and giving everyday objects a second life.
There are also workshops open to the public that deal with carpentry, knife production, renovation of furniture and everyday objects, or the production of toys.
The “Craft Night” lasts from 24 to 26 September. Admission to all events is free, however, registration is required. A detailed program, list and opening hours of the studio, workshop schedule and registration are available at nocrzemiosla.pl.
As part of the “Craft Night”, the exhibition “Craft in Process” is also held. “Among the exhibition elements, there will be five objects made of various raw materials, with comments from the manufacturers: Marta Pokojwczyk, Magdalena Rukasz, Agnieszka Bar, Andrzej Bero and Łukasz Friedric. We asked them about the design process, the choice of materials and the emotions that would arise when the item lands in the hands of the manufacturer “- describe the organizers. The exhibition is complemented by a didactic path devoted to shaping responsible consumer attitudes in the era of overproduction.
Its vernissage is scheduled for September 24 at 7 pm in the Mysia 3 department store. It will be available to visitors until Sunday, September 26, until 8 pm.
At the same time, an accompanying exhibition will start – “New Moon in Full”. You will be able to see the works of Warsaw craftsmen made during the last year. Each item will be put up for auction during the online auction. It will be open to visitors until October 3. Admission is free, from Monday to Saturday from 10.00 to 20.00, and on Sundays from 12.00 to 20.00.
The studios of Hadaki, In Weave, Kuźnia Skały, Kłosy, Square Drop, Tartaruga, The Whole Elements and Mosko Ceramics, as well as artists Monika Dąbrowska-Picewicz, Karina Królak, Magdalena Maslerz, Olga Milczyńska, Aleksander Oniszh, Arkadiusz Szwed and Jakub will present their products. Przyborowski.
The New Moon Association. New Craft describes that they all create contemporary items using old techniques. They are based on high-quality raw materials, local and recycled materials. “You may be tempted to say that the works and objects that you will be able to see during the event are the fullness of what Polish craftsmanship currently lives on. The development and creation of new craft workshops clearly indicate that unique handicrafts are getting better and better in the country on the Vistula River. “- we read in the release.
Main photo source: Radek Zawadzki / press materials