Glass is my powerful enchantress. It captures the mysteries through time-less techniques.
Captivated by glass and its form, from the moment I watched a glowing vessel emerge from a blazing kiln. In 1996 I completed five years of formal study in traditional glass blowing school in my native Czech Republic, then further developed my skills in various European studios.
I use a variety of techniques, tools, and effects – striving to enhance the optical interaction between glass and light.
I employ handmade tools to sculpt the molten glass and I also like to accentuate some of my work with grinding and cutting. I create texture on my work by adding glass to the surface of some bowls and platters.
Master Czech glassblower Pete Novotny has been a significant influence in my career. The knowledge that Petr imparted has inspired and guided me.
Te Papa Tongarewa