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Jakub Jand'ourek

Jakub Jand'ourek Glassblower
Contact
Czech, English, Italian, Russian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+420 605533446
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Working on instinct

  • • Jakub initially studied cultural theory before turning to glass
  • • He runs a studio with his partner Michaela Tomišková
  • • They plan to open a glassworks in Prague

Looking at the works of Jakub Janďourek, it's easy to forget that glass derives from sand; it's as if only air shaped these objects. Even the requisite fire vanishes from one's mind. His colour range consists of subtle, pastel tones giving a translucent coating to the forms, while the simplistic, neat contours are disrupted by organic curves. Despite his minimalist style, Jakub's works also have a certain playfulness at their core. "I just play with glass," he explains. "Sometimes, when working on a piece, I spot something peculiar, and regardless of my original plan, I stop and leave the object as it is." This openmindedness, as opposed to sticking to rigid rules, makes his creations sophisticated.

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Works

  • Kristina Hrabetova©DECHEM studio 2014
  • Kristina Hrabetova©DECHEM studio 2018
  • Kristina Hrabetova©DECHEM studio 2018
  • Kristina Hrabetova©DECHEM studio 2013
Photo: Kristina Hrabetova©DECHEM studio 2014
Glass Mountain

Glass Mountain is a decorative glass object representing a minimalist and poetic landscape. It was formed by hand with ground glass and then engraved.

Height 21 cm

Jakub Jand'ourek Glassblower
Photo: Kristina Hrabetova©DECHEM studio 2018
Heat Vase

Heat Vase is a set of three black vases blown into wooden moulds. They were then heated until they collapsed on themselves and started to deform, taking on organic shapes.

Height 25 cm

Jakub Jand'ourek Glassblower
Photo: Kristina Hrabetova©DECHEM studio 2018
Heat Vase II

Heat Vase II is a set of three dark smoked glass vases blown into wooden moulds. They were then heated until they collapsed on themselves and started to deform, taking on organic shapes.

Height 25 cm

Jakub Jand'ourek Glassblower
Photo: Kristina Hrabetova©DECHEM studio 2013
Mr Flame

Mr Flame is a luxurious glass table lamp based on the shape of the eternal flame. It features a faceted top, available in several colours, with a matching glass base.

Height 28 cm

Jakub Jand'ourek Glassblower

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