This is me, Aleksandra Bartus-Winiarska and Aleks Designs is my business. I graduated from the Department of Ceramics and Glass at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw in Poland. For many years, my passion was ceramics. The variety of textures and color manipulation creates enormous possibilities.With a Masters of Art, specializing in ceramic design, working with clay has widened my horizons and perceptions when looking at finishes, textures and colours. I then came into contact with beautiful merino wool. It is a very pliable material that can "sculpt" indefinitely. One can decide the point to interrupt or end the felting, depending on the desired effect and the variety of textures - draped, rough, smooth ...this is very similar to clay. But the warmth and coziness that comes from the wool is the exact opposite of cold clay. And these two opposites attracted me. Now I love to create in both ceramics and wool and experiment in the various beautiful designs, colour and texture possibilities.
I create stylish, timeless and quality nuno felt fashion accessories using only the highest quality materials, such as merino wool, silk and natural fibers. I also make beautiful ceramic pieces in my Clonakilty home and I am inspired by natural landscapes and abstract paintings; this is reflected in my home and fashion collections.