Artists of the 12th Festival – Martin Stefanek
Martin Stefanek is an outstanding artist who will prepare a demonstration with the use of a glassworking furnace.
He is a master of unique glassworking techniques from the Czech Republic who will take us on a historic journey through different decorative motifs which were used in glass design in the past. Martin will create emotional vessel-sculpture objects. We will be able to watch the whole process conducted by the whole crew. Team work is essential when working in a glassworking studio. The artist will be supported by his assistants with both artistic and workshop issues.
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.