Our team has deep roots in the creative and commerce sides of art. Few things bring us as much joy as connecting gifted artists with customers who value the workmanship, singularity, and significance of the items they purchase.
We created this company to elevate the level of quality in the interior design world. We believe there is a real soul in a handmade work of art décor. We know that when a connection forms between a discerning buyer and a unique piece, it transforms from a decorative item into something personal, significant, and truly owned.
This is who we are.
Donjenna Yokley, Founder
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” (Steve Jobs)
Donjenna Yokley is an accomplished artist who transformed a love for creating and selling contemporary art design works into an eponymous firm respected by discriminating commercial and private buyers across the globe. With more than two decades of wholesale, retail, and design experience in architecture, furniture, and metalwork, she has developed a keen ability to spot art décor pieces that reflect brilliance in engineering and workmanship.
“Great design encourages thought and feeling. There is a certain joie de vivre reflected in the detail of a handcrafted item. It’s a discovery of surprise and awe.”
Art and design have always shaped Donjenna’s life. Her mother was a professional ceramicist and her father enjoyed blacksmithing. She grew up with a dream of being a sculpture artist, studying fine arts at Atlanta College of Art and Georgia State. After a health crisis made large-scale metalwork impossible, she began crafting and selling jewelry through Donjenna Jewelry. She also began to use her intimate knowledge of the mastery, passion, and integrity that goes into quality artwork to promote other gifted artists through donjenna.
Through this firm, Donjenna has created a community for gifted artists and discerning buyers. It reflects her desire to revitalize the relationship between art and interior design. And it enables her to enrich the design industry by creating space where the perfect buyer, artist, piece, and environment come together to become something meaningful and lasting.
Michelle Dziak, Sr. Partner
“He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” (St. Francis of Assisi)
Michelle Dziak has spent her life as an artist. Formally trained in ceramics at the University of Wisconsin under the mentorship of Smithsonian artist Dr. Paul Donhauser, she is also a painter and has studied social and natural design systems in cultures around the world. For donjenna artists and buyers, Michelle brings an active commitment to assuring that the enduring quality and conscious design of each product will beget everlasting style.
“Great design elevates the human spirit, and cradles its needs. It tickles the heart and feels nourishing to the soul.”
Motivated by good conversation, the pulse of a vibrant city, and the interwoven fabric of the natural world, Michelle is a relationship builder. She contributes a passion to donjenna that makes this firm more than another online source of home décor – she helps to make it a community where art and artists can thrive.
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