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My name is Anna Mazoń and annamazon.com is my second artistic project besides Drakonaria brand. Here I present my most personal creations, often realized in quite dark, eclectic, experimental form. All pieces shown here are one of a kind and made because I just felt a profound need to make them. They always involve intensive, painstaking work, both physical and emotional, careful choice of materials and techniques. This is a place of my personal expression, my little treehouse in the weird garden of reality.
Making sculptural jewellery is for me a way of interacting with the world. I see it as full of unsolved and maybe unsolvable mysteries. Sometimes I think I look for hidden threads of Truth in the fabric of reality. I try to catch them and pull, to check what happens. Sometimes I reach through the mists of half forgotten tales, I mix them with my emotions and intuitions. I also like to give physical form to philosophical, religious or etnographic themes which I love to investigate for months through reading thematic literature and precise planning. Sometimes it happens though, that after weeks of working and holding a ready piece of jewellery in my hand I am left with nothing but more questions. And this is ok too. I give myself time, not only to create, but also to understand what I make.
Every creation you see on this website is a true one of a kind piece. Totally unique, made from scratch by hand, without any rush. Quite often the process takes weeks or even months.
My material of choice is silver combined with natural stones, but I believe in predominance of idea over materials and techniques. Sometimes I work with bronze, gold, ceramic clay, glass or such exotic materials as... hornet nests.
From the technical point of view my favourite way or working with metal is so called metal clay technique. It definitely encourages sculptural approach to jewellery. I combine this technique with my traditional metalsmithing skills. In my workshop you can often hear buzz of my gas torch and noise of my sawing blade. But usually the space is filled with complete silence when I sculpt extraordinary, tiny details of my creations.
Every piece of jewellery which leaves my workshop is signed and marked with the year of creation. It comes with a Certificate of Uniqueness and is catalogued.
Because of the character of annamazon.com project, in which I focus on exploration of my personal experiences and broadening my creative freedom, I don't make custom orders. Thank you for understanding.
My creations find customers all around the world and their photos are often published on covers of trade magazines, in interviews, thematic articles and books about jewellery. My art has been appreciated in international competitions and has taken part in exhibitions. Since 2013 I also teach metal clay technique internationally in artistic studios of Europe and USA. I also teach, give speeches and presentations during trade conferences in USA and countries of Europe. You can learn more about my teaching in WORKSHOPS section of Drakonaria brand website.
2020 –„Baba Jaga” pendant published in „Panopticum” calendar, along with other 11 interesting names from Polish scene of jewellery making.
2020 – „Lair of visions” published in AMCAW calendar (Alliance for Metal Clay Arts Worldwide)
2019 – „Sun Godddes” published in the cycle „The best of 2019”, AMCAW
2019 – Prelection, workshops and presentation of my work during „Metal Clay Mojo” conference, USA.
2018 – „Moon Gazing” on the cover of British magazine „Making Jewellery, issue 123, along with an interview and story of the project.
2018 – „Once upon a time” on the cover of „Metal Clay Today”, along with an interview.
2018 – „Natura abhorret a vacuo” published in a book „Narrative Jewelry: Tales from the Toolbox” by Mark Fenn.
2018 – First place in a competition „Stone of the month” by Skarby Natury.
2018 – „In the eye of the beholder 10 – from within” awarded „Daily Deviation” by DeviantART portal.
2018 – Prelection, workshops and exhibition during „You Can Make it” conference, Great Britain.
2018 – Publication of the story of the „Light Bringer” in „Creative Fire” online magazine.
2017 – Group exhibition „Prezentacje – Papier i Srebro”, Poland
2017 – Honorable mention i Japanese contest Silver Accessories for "In the eye of the beholder 10 – from within"
2017 – Prelection, workshops and exhibition during „You Can Make It” conference, Great Britain.
2016 – Photo of me on the cover of "Handmade business", (issue April 2016). In the photo I am wearing „Midsummer Night” necklace.
2016 – Necklace „Midsummer Night” published in "Art Jewelry Magazine" (issue January 2016).
2016 – Photos of „Deep down” and „Twig rings” published in British magazine „Making Jewellery”, issue September 2016.
2016 – „Ithilien mini” awarded „Daily Deviation” by DeviantART portal.
2016 – „In the eye of the beholder 05 – moth” awarder „Daily Deviation” by DeviantART portal.
2015 - "Natura abhorret a vacuo" wins first place and honorable mention in "Play (not only) metal clay" 2015 competition, organized by Wytwórnia Antidotum.
2015 – Pendant "Startled" on the cover of American magazine "Handmade business", issue August 2015
2015 – An interview about "Midsummer Night" necklace, as finalist piece in Saul Bell Design Award, published in "Creative Fire" magazine.
2015 - „Midsummer Night” necklace shortlisted as one of five finalist in Saul Bell Design Award, metal clay category.
2015 – Group exhibition „III National Contest of Designer Jewellery – Striped flint– Stone of optimism”.
2015 – Photos of bangles "Forest wreaths" published in "Handmade Business", issue March 2015 along with a group interview about the future of metal clays.
2015 - Pendant "Love is in the air" published in Metal Clay Artist Magazine, vol.5, #4
2014 – Article about pieces from "Slavis tales" collection, published in "Meet the Slavs" online magazine.
2014 – Interview with me and Christi Anderson, as winners of Saul Bell Design Award 2014 in metal clay category, published on "The Studio" blog (Rio Grande).
2014 – Interview- "Backstory: Anna Mazon's Drawings" – published in newslette "Metal Clay Notebook", issue October 2014.
2014 - Pendant "Rán" published in "The Crafts Report", issue July 2014.
2014 – Interview with me published in CornerStone, PMC Connection.
2014 – Article about me - "Anna Mazon: Casting Spells" – published in "The Crafts Report", issue March 2014.
2014 – Pendant „Autumn bies”, from „Slavic Tales” collection, won contest by Art Jewelry Magazine, theme "Unhinged".
2014 - Pendant "Leszy" won second place in international, prestigeous Saul Bell Design Award 2014 contest, in metal clay category.
2013 – „Mixed metals wreath” ring published in "Art Jewelry Magazine" – issue September 2013
2013 – Group exhibition „II National Contest of Designer Jewellery – Striped flint– Stone of optimism”.
2013 – „Glass Expo” conference w Holandii – presentations.
2013 – Group exhibition „Prezentacje – Zużycie sztuki”, Poland.
2013 – And inerview with me on Artful Success website.
2013 - "Flower storm" bangle shortlisted as one of five finalist in Saul Bell Design Award, metal clay category.
2013 – An interview with me published in Metal Clay Academy newslettee Jan/Feb 2013.
2013 - „Ice dragon” pendant along with its story published „Metal Clay Artist Magazine”, vol.4, #1.
2013 - "Sol omnia regit" pendant on the cover of Metal Clay Artist Magazine, vol. 3, #4, along with and interview with me inside.
2012 - "Flower storm" necklace in "The Art and Design of Metal Clay Jewelry and More 2013" calendar.
2012 – Group exhibition „Prezentacje 2012”.
2012 – In a book byMonika Szwaja, "Mother of all dolls" you can find a „thank you” for me for „jewellery inspirations”.
2012 – Photo of bridal jewellery by me published in Summer issue of Metal Clay Artist Magazine.
2012 – "May wreath" bangle awarded Daily Deviation by DeviantART portal.
2012 – An article about my work published on beModels.pl portal.
2010 - "Quenya – Fëanáro" pendant published in thematic article "In the colour of blood and fire" on Polish Jewellery portal.
2010 – Article about my work on Russian website "Dream Worlds".
2010 – "Laurelindorenan" pendant awarded Daily Deviation by DeviantART portal.
2009 – Interview with me published in "Deviance" – zin of DeviantART portal.
2009 - "Awen Inside" pendant awarded "Digart of the day" on Digart.pl portal.