Ann Maliatski, owner and creator

Ann Maliatski, owner and creator


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-ləmHebrewגולם‎) 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:


West ELM

Craft house at the Airport


MacLaren Art Centre, ON



San Francisco


Ashland, OR

Petunia Bergamot

erican Bing

Forget me not








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