"La Nature est un temple où de vivants piliers
Laissent parfois sortir de confuses paroles;
L'homme y passe à travers des forêts de symboles
Qui l'observent avec des regards familiers."
Charles Baudelaire, "Correspondances"
Creating beautiful things has always been for me something more than just using a pair of nimble hands and eyes. It’s a process, in which the fleeting world of imagination intertwines with matter creating a solid form, which can inspire joy, delight, curiosity or surprise, which in turn influence other worlds of imagination…
Nature has always been a source of my creativity. It is her, whom I watch and admire each day, who fills my head with ideas, feelings and impressions I want to enchant within my jewelry. The madness of autumn leaves, the aroma of flowers, light shining through a jar of honey, or the sight of a fog spreading at the feet of Babia Mountain at sunrise – these are my inspirations. I often look at Nature through the eyes of ancient cultures and legends. I rediscover old myths, travel through forgotten lands, reach out to deeply rooted archetypes, which are nowadays remembered by few. Those ‘expeditions’ into the world of literature or ancient art allow me to capture in my jewelry not only the beauty of Nature inspired form, but also a pinch of old magic, a drop of longing for the past and, what’s most important – ideas, which were born in the ancient times, but are still relevant. Ideas, which can be reinterpreted and remain alive.
I’ve always loved to express myself in many ways, in my beloved modern dance, photography, graphics or poetry, but I didn’t come across jewelry making until 2008. This was an amazing discovery, which turned my life upside down. Even though I’m graduated from sociology and psychology, I decided to apply for EU subsidy, found a company and start working with what has become my passion – designing jewelry and organizing workshops. Today, I know that this was a great decision. Now I can give vent to my creativity and do what I love most – adorn women both on the outside, and inside, by using my unique jewelry to highlight the fact that each or us is different and deserves to underline that uniqueness. I also try to share my ways of developing the creative potential with others by conducting courses of making jewelry and workshops of for example creative thinking. Affirmation of creativity is one of the most important things in my life.
I also love hiking, reading good SF and fantasy books, dancing, birds, especially birds of prey and having good company by the fire, in Nature. Even though my studies are over, I'm still fascinated by topics related to micro sociology, social psychology and sociology of religion.
I love looking into the sky and wondering about various mysteries of the Universe. I live the way I like, I do what I love and I want to share it with others.
Welcome to my gallery!
You can find some more information about me in a few interviews published online.:
- "Anna Mazon: Muse Personality", Artful Success
- "Profiles In Artistry - Anna Mazon", Corner Stone, PMC Connection
- "Inspiracje w biżuterii Anny Mazoń", beModels.pl (in Polish)
- "Featured artist", Metal Clay Academy
- "Saul Bell Design Award Winners, Christi Anderson and Anna Mazon: The Stories Behind the Artists", The Studio.
- Metal Clay Artist Magazine, vol. 3 issue #4
- "Anna Mazoń: Casting Spells" in The Crafts Report, March 2014