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Vlastimil Beránek

Vlastimil Beránek Glass sculptor
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Czech, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+420 733627422
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Seeing the world through glass

  • • Vlastimil creates minimalist glass sculptures
  • • He uses the mould melting technique
  • • He is from a renowned family of glassmakers

Vlastimil Beránek comes from a well known family of glassmakers which has been connected to the Škrdlovice Glassworks in the Bohemian-Moravian highlands since 1941. When the Communist regime expropriated the glassworks, the Beránek family became employees there. In 1992 the glassworks returned to the family and Vlastimil Beránek became the owner. The production of handmade, colourful bowls, vases and ashtrays continued for the next 16 years, when the glassworks closed. By that time Vlastimil Beránek had become highly skilled in mould melting, and today he develops this technique in cooperation with the Crystal Caviar company.

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Works

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Aqua One Amber

Part of the Aqua series, this orange mould melted glass sculpture embodies Vlastimil's fascination with fire and water. Its clear lines symbolise the purity of the ocean and capture the dynamism of its movement. It is also an expression of the search for balance, always present within his creations.

Diameter 66 cm

Vlastimil Beránek Glass sculptor
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Shell

Shell was mould melted, sandblasted and acid etched. Through his research into perfect proportions and balance, Vlastimil aims to emphasise the vivid life of the oceans and the poetry of their constant movement.

Length 90 cm
Height 58
Depth 30

Vlastimil Beránek Glass sculptor
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Black Hole

This iridescent green glass sculpture was mould melted, cut and polished according to Vlastimil’s own techniques. Through his research into perfect proportions and balance, he tries to reach the very limits of technology.

Diameter 66 cm

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Chameleon Aqua

Part of the Aqua series, this purple mould melted glass sculpture embodies Vlastimil's fascination with water. Its clear lines symbolise the purity of the ocean and capture the dynamism of its movement. It is also an expression of the search for balance, always present within his creations.

Diameter 66 cm

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Topaz Aqua

Part of the Aqua series, this blue mould melted glass sculpture embodies Vlastimil's fascination with water. Its clear lines symbolise the purity of the ocean and capture the dynamism of its movement. It is also an expression of the search for balance, always present within his creations.

Diameter 44 cm

Vlastimil Beránek Glass sculptor

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