Barbara Kwater is Polish. She was born in Wroclaw, where she had completed her MA and MBA. For many years, she was working with large Polish companies. However, she came from a family naturally tied to the arts. Her mother was a milliner while her grandmother spent all her free time weaving tapestry. Many of the family friends, even before World War 2, had studied painting and history of arts. From her childhood, she painted, sewed, made sweaters, done embroidery. She terrorized everyone with her passion, and it was beneath her scissors where her mother's finest dresses met their fate. She loves textiles. For years now, she has been gathering knowledge on fabrics made out of wool. She founded her first atelier in 2007, in Prague, Czech Republic. At present, she is focused on knitwear. She likes being called an artisan. She's full of passion and loves Normandy and the small village in which she presently lives. In her studio she dyes, spins, weaves, knits and sews. She uses only the finest of materials, caring about their quality. She loves clean form, prizes Cubism and turns to it for inspiration. White and black are the dominant colors in her work, as bases upon which many stylistic combinations can be made. She creates all her projects personally, making them limited in number.
France is her second home and homeland, consciously chosen at senior age.