Grzegorz Gordat


Grzegorz Gordat  was born in Kozienice but lives in Borek.  He has been braiding since 2002.  His uncle, who braids traditional baskets, got him interested in braiding. At the beginning  Grzegorz brought his uncle wicker from the river and observed his work, but gradually began to learn braiding himself.  His uncle learned the craft from his family, the knowledge was passed on from generation to generation. Grzegorz makes his products using  cross-ribbed technique. His products are household baskets of various shapes and sizes, flower baskets, decorative baskets and Easter baskets, fences, trays for fruit and even baskets for carrying pigeons. He deals in haberdashery but, as he says, he is mainly interested in traditional patterns that he sometimes tries to modernise to adapt to market demands and requirements.   He gained the qualifications to teach wickerwork at a specialist course in “Akademia Łucznica” Association, where he currently teaches. He is a member of Folk Artists’ Association and Wena Creative Group from Kozienice.