Martin Janecký: Herbarium

Glass statues based on the motifs of Váchalova's Devil's garden  

Held by Portmoneum - Museum of Josef Váchal

Portmoneum, T. Novákové 75, Litomyšl

26th June - 31st August 2011 

open daily except for Mondays from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Exhibition opening on 25th June at 6 p.m. 

Martin Janecký was born in Liberec in 1980. Since the age of thirteen he has lived in the world of glass makers. Between 1994 -1998, he attended a secondary glass making school in Nový Bor. His excellent glass-blowing made it possible to him to work for the top designers in South Africa, Sweden, Holland and New York - he helped them create their works and thus improved his glass blowing and shaping techniques. In 2003, Martin made his first trip to United States where he demonstrated his art at the glass-making workshop in the museum of glass making in Corning - Corning Museum of Glass. Since then, he has been invited to attend glass making symposia, artistic schools and workshops so that he can share his talent with artists and glass making buffs from around the world. He specialises in glass sculpting and he teaches at selected US schools, such as Corning Museum of Glass, Penland School of Crafts, Tacoma Museum of Glass, Public Glass and Pilchuck Glass School. Martin Janecký is driven by his love for the works by František Tichý, whose clowns inspire him in creating his works. As part of this year's Smetana's creative Litomyšl he will introduce his glass works of art inspired by the motifs from Váchal's woodcuts in the book Devil's garden in Portmoneo - Museum of Josef Váchal

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Fotogalerie z vernisáže:



1994 - 1998 Glass making secondary school, Nový Bor, Czech Republic

2006 Pilchuck Glass School with Richard Royal

2006 - 2007 Pichuck Glass School with William Morris



2001 Glass arts and crafts awards, Nový Bor, Czech Republic

2005 Nomination to the SAXE award fo the best CK, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA

2006 Kaiser Foundation's Award , Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA2008 World Salvador Dalí Award for accomplished success in fine arts


Selective collective and solo exhibitions 

2005 Arts and Crafts, Nový Bor (CZ)

2006 Marta Hewett Gallery , Cincinnati (OH)

2006 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood (WA)

2006 Pilchuck Auction, Seattle (WA)

2007 Habatat Gallery , International Exhibition

2007 Marta Hewett Gallery (OH)

2007 Pilchuck Auction, Seattle (WA)

2007 Sofa, Chicago (IL)

2008 Habatat Gallery , Chicago (IL)

2008 Habatat Gallery, International Exhibition