Today, we represent exquisite collections of handmade tempered brown glassware, ceramics, carpets, and accessories with a touch of details of Ukrainian ethnic culture."
NATASHA KAMENSKA & MARIA GAVRYLIUK
Created in 2017 with the mission to preserve Ukrainian national values and show the world its beauty by highlighting handmade crafts and the standout of Ukraine.
TEMA: 2 founders + Ukranian artists.
MATERIALS: Handpainted semi-porcelain; handmade guta glass; cotton, wool, silk, cashmere; and, czech glass beads, silver and gilded silver, green agate, black onyx, and natural pearls.
TECHNIQUE: Handpainted ceramics, handknitted accessories, "Guta" glass, and Ukrainian cultural design inspiration.
IMPACT: Ukrainian cultural and traditional enhancement.
Guta glass, traditionally made in the Carpathiansthe mountainous region in the Western part of Ukraine, is obtained through a handmade process. Afterward, once the design is done, the color is added, which makes it challenging to work with, craftsmen must have a specific set of techniques and methods of manual processing of glass in a hot state to create these pieces.
Ukrainian housewives handmade ceramic plates with hand-painted ornaments and patterns. Gunia Project reapproached this concept by producing items that look as great in the kitchen as they do in decor. Their designs are inspired by embroidered rushnyk, antique towels, and Ukrainian folklore.
The silk scarves designs are inevitably connected to different arts — painting, icons, woodwork, and ceramics. Their decoration and ornamentation are based on native folk paintings and handmade ceremonial holiday sewing with a unique brand design highlighted in popped and soft colors.