About Grimuar

The Black Hen Grimoire"/ "Grimoire La poule noire" "Grimoire" studio considers common process of creation to be a metaphor of alchemical search for the Truth, endless experiment with the matter, that allows to cognise deeper the spirit. This idea is the reason why the studio decided to take the name of medieval alchemical treatise about creation of magic artifacts. Each work of "Grimoire" is not only a decorative addition to the appearance of the person, it's also an attempt to make a person think about his/hers own place in the world of reality and fantasy, to think about the duality of usual events, things, and feelings, to search for the fairy tale in the ordinary. The main idea of "Grimoire's" works is "the magic in things", and the creation of jewellery that has a complex concept of inner content. That is why the topics of "Grimoire's" works are closely interwined with history, mythology, folklore, and symbols of different cultures. The main material of the works is polymer clay, but "Grimoire" also uses a variety of precious and semiprecious stones, and metal. The studio constantly works on improving and polishing up its style, shaping and techniques so that the art of polymer clay miniature could compete with the classic jewellery, and not yield to it in the beauty, and in solidity. The studio works on several lines of jewellery: in addition to small collections and themed series we create single pieces of beauty that have their own stories. We try to preserve the uniquness of each piece, so we do not make replicas and duplicates. Modern world is utterly boring, and cynical, so we hope to create a fairy-tale with our own hands - a fairy-tale we all need deep inside our souls. Valeria Myrusso (Prokopets Valeriia) Ukrainian, 28 years old. Founder and designer of the "The Black Hen Grimoire"/ "Grimoire La poule noire" studio. Valeria works with polymer clay since 2006 in sculptural miniature genre using filigree and imitation of metal, glass or enamel techniques, and each of her works reflects some topic she considers to be important. During years of her work she explored and integrated into her own stylistics the ideas of the Renaissance, baroque, art nouveau and art deco. Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia. Alexander Donov Russian, 30 years old. Web developer, technical assistant, ideologist and critic. Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia. Giovanni cat. Head of public relations department and quality control. The cat, 3 years old. Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.