It’s Christmas year-round for ornament guru Curtis Posuniak and the dear folks at Polish Art Center, who dedicate two full walls to Posuniak’s the handcrafted artwork.
A concert-level pianist and organist at St. Patrick Church in Carleton, Posuniak has been working with artists and manufacturers in Poland to create custom Christmas bulbs for nearly ten years. Posuniak, whose company is called Klassics by Kurtis Inc., generally spends the entire month of February in Poland, collaborating with his artisans. When we interviewed him last Saturday in the wake of the Polish Art Center’s pisanki class, he’d just gotten back.
Too early yet to see what inspirations he will unleash on the ornament buying set following his trip, but last year’s innovations included St. John Cantius Church in Bloomfield Hills, Assumption Grotto Church and its historic grotto in northeast Detroit, a bulb with the image of Pope Benedict XVI, and a new version of his classic Pope John Paul II bulb.
Such custom bulbs are treasures, and a favorite of local churches, many of whom opt to have him create ornaments in the shape of their buildings, although some have chosen to have their patron saint represented. Beside St. John Cantius, other happy customers include National Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak, Sweetest Heart of Mary in Detroit, Divine Child in Dearborn, Our Lady Star of the Sea in Grosse Pointe Woods and Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Wyandotte.
For information about ordering from Klassics by Kurtis Inc., call (248) 737-4606 or e-mail email@example.com