World class glass making demonstration
World class glass artist Martin Janecky demonstrates his virtuoso glass making skills in our Hot Glass Studio. The demonstration and workshop will happen over 2 days involving some of the most virtuoso displays of hot glass skill in the world. Martin will both demonstrate and teach his skills and technique to the public, staff and students of the university of Sunderland.
Martin Janekys figurative glass sculptures are among some of the most poignant and powerful works of glass art being made today. His work is represented in many museum collections and galleries worldwide. All his figures are made entirely from hot glass which manipulated with virtuosity using with a blowtorch and metal tools. He will be working in the studio for two days demonstrating his methods to the public, he will also be running a workshop to pass on his skills and knowledge to glassmakers and students of the University of Sunderland. This is a very rare and special opportunity to see one of the top glass artists in the world making his work.
Martin Janecky (born 1980) began working with glass at the age of 13 at his father's factory in the Czech Republic at the age of 13. His secondary school training concentrated on the creation of glass art in Novy Bor and introduced him to artists and designers from around the world that hired him to execute their ideas. In 2003 Martin made his first trip to the United States. While working for other artists he was able to add to his already well-developed skill set and knowledge of the material. He has been a visiting artist and instructor at various glass programs such as The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Pilchuck Glass School, and Penland School of Craft. Martin Janecky is considered to be one of the best glass sculptors working today. He is represented by the Habatat Gallery in Detroit MI, and has exhibited his work in galleries and museums all over the world.
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