Born in Latvia, and now living and working in Vancouver, Ann Maliatski opened her pottery studio Golem Designs in 2012. Inspired by the contradictions between the natural and urban environments surrounding us, Ann creates modern, organic pieces all the while keeping function in mind for the final design. The dominant neutral black and white tones are highlighted with touches of metallic and graphic shapes, however the execution of these details retain a beautiful, less-than-perfect aesthetic thanks to their handmade quality.
In Jewish folklore, a golem (/ˈɡoʊləm/ goh-ləm; Hebrew: גולם) is an animated anthropomorphic being, magically created from clay. A golem is inscribed with Hebrew words in some tales, such as the word emet (אמת, "truth" in Hebrew) written on its forehead. The golem could then be deactivated by removing the aleph (א) in emet, thus changing the inscription from "truth" to "death" (met מת, meaning "dead").
Where to find our work:
BOTANIST restaurant, FAIRMONT Pacific Rim
Craft house at the Airport
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