Teresa Maria Widuch has born into an industrious family in Poland, surrounded by the conflicting forces of an artistic family and the scarcities of communism. This early exposure to the possibilities of meeting necessity through beautiful form guided her through a multitude of careers and countries, exposing her to all walks of life. She is entirely self-taught, drawing upon a lifetime of painting, freehand portraiture, sewing, knitting, and silk painting to develop an aesthetic that shows ingenuity and authenticity: an efficient use of materials with a clean line that is elegant but never flashy.

Teresa started Yantar, Ltd. fifteen years ago, but only recently has the focus been on Teresa's own work. Her son Pawel manages the business and finances, photography, graphic and web design, and also sews.