Glass has fascinated me from the first moment. It captivated me with its enchanted warmth and light, that from a shapeless fiery mass it freezes into fragile matter, sometimes smooth and shiny, sometimes dull and rough.
Glass is the basis of Anna Grabowska-Szczur’s work. Treating commercial art as a free field of artistic expression, she readily uses means of expression characteristic of sculpture or painting.
Among the glass vessels she has designed, there are both traditional and ultra-modern forms – colourless, made of tinted glass in the mass, or decorated with a colourful application. There is no excessive extravagance in them – they are functional, “user-friendly”. Reaching for traditional shapes, she “transforms” them to meet the expectations of the contemporary audience, often surprising them with an original interpretation of a familiar vessel.
Dr Hanna Lawera ‒ art historian, curator
Graduate of the State High School of Fine Arts in Bydgoszcz, 1982. Diploma from the Faculty of Graphic Arts of the State Higher School of Fine Arts (currently: W. Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts) in Łódź, 1987. In 1988, she started working as a designer at the Krosno Glass Works (since 1990 Krosno Glass Works KROSNO S.A.; since 2026 – Krosno Glass S.A.).
She has received numerous awards and distinctions for her designs; several of them obtained protection in the Polish Patent Office.
Her works have been exhibited at domestic and foreign exhibitions: Germany, France, USA, Israel, Austria, Italy, incl. at the Polish glass exhibition at Salone del Mobile, Milan 2019.
Apart from glass, she is also a typographer, graphic artist and painter.