Hi, my name is Joanna Szwej-Hawkin and I am Polish. In my mother tongue “Asia” is short for Joanna.
I was born and raised in Poland before moving to the United Kingdom in 1992.
Determined to learn how to make pottery, I began my adventures with clay. I took my first lessons at Camberwell College of Arts, then at Morley College and Southwark College (all in London).
A few years ago I joined Roland Austin's Ceramics Studio in Dulwich. And that's where all my recent work was created.
I have recently developed a deep passion for making jewellery. Each bead is individually crafted and glazed, they are then carefully assembled into unique and striking pieces.