Maria Starzyk is a designer of decorations of Artistic Handicraft Cooperative “Ceramika Artystyczna” in Bolesławiec. She is a Graduate of State High School of Fine Arts in Sędziszów. Maria has been working for the Cooperative since 1996. As a designer, she has introduced over 1500 unique decorations, starting from color balanced geometrical elements to multi-colored compositions, characterized by her personal sense of freedom. Maria also has incorporated floral motifs that are painted in hues of green, brown, red, yellow and cobalt.
Her new collection of a unique decoration style is “Łąka”. These decorations are finely painted with delicate details and pastel hues, resembling watercolour designs. Water, wave and bubbles were the inspiration to create the new “Fala” decorations for products in the shape of fish. Colourful tenement houses, which have been decorating the market square in Bolesławiec for decades, were the inspiration to create new decorations which presently grace ceramics.