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Hi! I'm Lena Wolek

I design my ceramics in the Siberian spirit. Growing up on the shores of Lake Baikal, I was fortunate to learn about a balance with nature through creativity and survival skills interwoven into daily life. With humor and joy, I draw folk art inspired caricatures of everyday life on my pottery. I want my handmade pieces to bring you smiles and to be used and loved every day.


"I wish I had an entire 8-piece dining set made by Lena, and if that ever becomes available I will be the first in line for it! I’m so in love with Lena’s work. I bought my first mug because I thought the dog and cat looked like mine. Then Lena and I chatted and I DID buy mugs with images of my dog and cat on them.
I have given her work as gifts - always the best gift at the party, and always fun discussion pieces (a particular party favorite is the mittened Bernie mug she made after that photo came out). Lastly, I’ll say that ordering from Lena is like chatting with a friend. I’ve found myself wondering what I need next just to see what she comes up with. She has created very special gifts for me - particularly a beautiful urn with the most adorable images of my animals. All this started with her images on Instagram, and 9 or 10 years later I remain an obsessed fan ❤️"
          - Sarah Diminich, Charlotte, NC


"Lena has a way of capturing the sweet whimsy of an animal just by looking at a picture. I've sent her many photos of friends' animals over the years asking her to make custom mugs. Each time, the art she created captures the heart of the pet perfectly. There is something so warm and comforting about the mugs and the art Lena creates. I just want to hold the mugs in my hands. Then, there is her art, her amazing art. Each mug tells a story and touches my heart. I have several of the mugs and each morning I look at the pictures and wonder who I want to share my morning coffee with.

Lena made the most amazing piece of art for me. I don't know how to describe it in a way that gives it justice. She created my husband's urn. She took my stories about him and pictures I had shared with her to make the most incredible piece of art that is now his home. I can feel the care and love she put into every inch of it. I didn't know what to expect when I asked her to make it and what she made is so far beyond anything I could imagine. It's absolutely stunning. She is the kindest, warmest, most thoughtful artist and person. Anyone who is lucky enough to own a piece of her art, I hope they cherish it forever. I know I will."

- Stephanie Reddick, Los Angeles, CA


"Lena’s superior artisanship and high caliber expertise for detail in her artwork is truly astounding. I have numerous pieces she’s created and I couldn’t be more pleased. They bring me such great joy! She’s gifted and talented and her work is one of a kind."

- Stephanie Ryder, Kill Devil Hills, NC.

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