The secret behind the glass curtain

Nový Bor, 13–15 June 2014



AJETO Glassworks, Lindava , 13 June 2014 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Lecturer: doc. Liběna Rochová

Pay homage to glass and visit the Liběna Rochová workshop! The workshop follows the first collection of jewellery objects called "Tribute to Glass", which was created a few years ago. The collection was presented at the international Designblok 2010 exhibition and nominated for the Czech Grand Design Award in the Bohemian National Hall in New York. The workshop will be dedicated to jewellery objects design. The author is interested in breaking limits during the creative process in this field, and with great humility towards past artisans will try to attempt to implement her concept of glass objects on the human body.


TGK Studio, Skalice u České Lípy , 13 June 2014 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 14 June 2014 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Lecturer: Academic Arch. David Vávra

Come to the TGK Studio to see the workshop production. Participants will see David Vávra demonstrating the potential of fusing techniques, i.e. sintered glass. You will try this method in the workshop, learn to cut and break the glass off, pour frits, etc. Based on one's own initial skills, everybody will prepare their own specific idea and implement it after consulting with TGK employees and D. Vávra. Saturday's workshop follows on from the previous day – participants continue with their fusing work, assisted by TGK workers and David Vávra.


ANEŽKA Glass Studio, Nový Bor , 14 June 2014 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Ing. Arch. Bořek Šípek

Get immersed in the creative process. You'll see how a visual work of art gets created, from the initial idea to the prototype, to the correction and creation of the final product. The event will also explain how the initial concept arises, the contextual search and its interpretation.


AJETO Glassworks, Lindava , 14 June 2014 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Lecturer: Dipl. Ing. Peter Olah, Art.D.

Listen to the Tour de France Trophy story! In the course of this 3 hour workshop, the creative process of glass objects that are on the edge of feasibility, not only in their technical demands but also through their sheer dimensions and weight, will be demonstrated. The creation process itself will demonstrate the skills and abilities of Czech glassmakers in the AJETO Glassworks, which is a global leader in the field of large piece glass production. The whole process will be accompanied by an interview with the author about his work. It will especially focus on the precise technical features of Bohemian glass production that are necessary for his work with glass. The story of the trophy that the author has been designing for the Tour de France bicycle race for four years will also be presented.


AJETO Glassworks, Lindava , 14 June 2014 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lecturer: MgA. Blanka Matragi

Visit the premises of a beautiful AJETO glassmaking workshop where, holding your breath, you can watch the creative process of an artists proposal come together in collaboration with the craftsmanship of local glassmakers. Blanka Matragi has prepared many sketches, relating mostly to clothes design. Their exceptionality lies in both the originality of the proposal and the courage to experiment. Many interesting objects are prepared – hats, shoes and dress bodies, which can serve both as accessories and functional artefacts in interior architecture. The idea consists of exceptionality, while at the same time to elaborate something that will surprise and sweep onlookers away.

Demonstration of a creative process for custom installations

Klub Áčko, AJETO Art Glass Museum, T. G. Masaryka 805, Nový Bor , 14 June 2014 4:00 pm–5:30 pm

Lecturer: MgA. Libor Sošťák, Lasvit

Libor Sošťák is a product designer of Lasvit Limited Company (UK) and during the lecture he will present both kinetic installations and current high-end projects from all over the world.

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