Artist


Martin Stefanek founded his glass studio in 2001 and the further development was shaped by his extraordinary talent. The studio moved slowly from bespoke artglass production for various clients toward new possibilities of hot shaped glass developed by Martin Stefanek. His glass art – sculptures, vessels, lighting objects and installations creates a new phenomenon in hotshaped glass.

 

Dragoon

 

Biography

In 2000 Martin Štefánek founded own glassworks.

Education

1983–1987

High School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking, department Glassmaking, Zelezny Brod (CZE)

 

Educational activity and cooperation

1996 – 2000

Sklo Petr glass production, Zelezny Brod (CZE)

1997 – 2001

High School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking, department Glassmaking – crafts workshop teacher, Zelezny Brod (CZE)

1994 – 1996

Glassworks Oseček, Nymburk (CZE)

1994 – 2002

Private studio engaged in the production of glass figurines.(CZE)

1987 – 1994

Glassworks Nový svět, Harrachov (CZE)

1986

Glassworks Bohemia Crystal, Antonínův Důl (CZE)

1985

Glassworks, Škrdlovice (CZE)

 

Presentations (selection)

2013, 2014, 2015

Festiwal Wysockich Tempratur (Festival of High Temperatures), Akademia Sztuk Pięknych im. Eugeniusza Gepperta, Wroclaw (PL)

2013

Glass is Tomorrow, Novy Bor (CZE)

PechaKucha Night, Zelezny Brod (CZE)

2012, 2013

LSD Letní skalářská škola (Summer glass workshop), Zelezny Brod (CZE)

2012

Glasscompany Ajeto, Novy Bor (CZE)

2010, 2011

Ekoglass festival, International plein air and art glass symposium, co-organized by the Czech Centres, Szklarska Poręba/Desná (PL/CZ)

2010

Demonstration event of glass crafts, Smržovka (CZE)

2009

Skleněné městečko (Glass Town – glassmaking festival), Zelezny Brod (CZE)

 

Exhibitions (selection)

2013

LSD Letní skalářská škola (Summer glass workshop), Zelezny Brod (CZE)

2013

Muzeum Karkonoske, Jelenia Gora (PL)

2010

100% Design, Shanghai (China)

2009, 2010

Maison&Objet, Paris (F)

2001

Riedlova vila ( Riedl Villa), Desná (CZE)

1995

MACEF, International glass exhibition, a collection of glass pens participation under Skloexport company, Milano (IT)

1992, 1996

ŘEMESLO A UMĚNÍ VE SKLE (CRAFT AND ART IN GLASS), Glassmuseum, Nový Bor

1992

Exhibition cups (2 sets) participation under Skloexport company, Messe Frankfurt am Main (N)

 

Realizations (selection)

2013

Realization of the gift of Pope Francis according to the design Doc. ak. soch. Rony Plesl

Realization of equipment showroom Gladee, London (GB)

2012

Glass for royal wedding, (KSA)

Since year 2009

Equipment yachts, restaurants and residences in cooperation with company Hamrik s.r.o.

2005

Production copies of Renaissance glass, NPÚ (National Heritage Institute) České Budějovice (CZE)

2005

Production of copies of a drinking glass and chandeliers for the museum Namur (BE)

2004

The restoration and production of copies of a drinking glass chandeliers for a lock Fanson (BE)

from r. 2000 Implementation of artists, designers and students of art academies (doc. ak. soch. Rony Plesl, Jakub Berdych ml., ak. soch. Oldřich Plíva, ak. mal. Zdeněk Lhotský. MgA. Ondřej Batoušek, MgA. Jakub Petr a další..)

1995

A gift for Pope John Paul II.