Class of 2005
After Krakow I did my last three years of school in Warsaw. I then went back to Belgium, to Ghent, to do my BA and then to London for my MA, both in Fine Art, Painting. London was great, so I’m still there.
During my MA for some extra cash and just for fun my boyfriend, Sam, and I began buying old race bikes in Belgium to sell in London learning the mechanics as we went. We’ve now got a little shop called Isambard’s Cycles together with another friend, it’s been running for about a year and it’s going well which is amazing So I spend half of my time working in the shop as a mechanic and half as an artist in my studio, both of which I’m really enjoying.
We’ve also got a dog called Nola, she’s the bomb.
It would be brilliant to see everyone again in Krakow, I’m really looking forward to it.
This is what happened to Kasia Olivia Potocki after she graduated from BISC…. I moved back to the US for one year where I fell in love with the climate in Los Angeles. Decided to enrol in FIDM to study Fashion Design but ended up traveling to Italy. The choice was driven by the thought that more inspirations for my work are to be found in other corners of the world and yet to be discovered. And we all know Italy’s one of the fashion capitals. Then I moved to Florence in 2009 and since then I have been living in this beautiful city. After graduating I fell in love and gave birth to my daughter Samara. At the moment I’m working from home and raising my daughter. I’m also putting together a portfolio and inspiration book along with designs of a collection I hope to one day sew.
Soooo… We returned to South Africa after we left Krakow. I Matriculated and went on to get my honours degree in Biokinetics. I am now working in my own practice as a biokineticist which is similar to a physical therapist.
I got married in March 2014. I am now Che Martens. It was the most beautiful day and so lucky to have such an incredible man in my life.
I am an absolute cross-fit ADDICT and spend as much time as possible at our crossfit gym. I don’t have any children but my 2 English bulldogs are my fur children.
I’m very happy, and would say my biggest role is to gain more knowledge in my field of work. Treatment and rehab changes so frequently and people are always discovering new and better ways to do things which is what makes my job so much fun and interesting.