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).
I later joined Roland Austin's Ceramics Studio.
Since 2018 I have been working from my own workshop.