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Ondřej Novotný

Ondřej Novotný Glassblower
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Czech, English
Hours:
Monday to Sunday 07:00 - 19:00
Phone:
+420 775020569
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A family legacy

  • • Ondřej continues the family glassworks
  • • He is very active within the international glass community
  • • He likes to use old Venetian techniques

Ondřej Novotný became familiar with glass as a child. His father, a skilled master glassblower employed in a state enterprise, built a glass workshop at home and encouraged his two sons to learn the craft. After studying at a glass school, Ondřej improved his skills through several residences in different countries. Today he gets requests to work with glass artists all over the world. He is now a master glassmaker, or gaffer, in the family glassworks, making functional glassware through hand blowing. He also makes his own art objects, combining traditional Muranese techniques with a contemporary aesthetic.

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Works

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Photo: © Jiri Koudelka
Roman Ring

Roman Ring is a near perfect blown sphere with a cavity inside. Through his research into perfect proportions and balance, Ondřej aims to emphasise the optical qualities of solid glass.

Height 35 cm
Depth 35 cm
Width 35 cm

Ondřej Novotný Glassblower
Photo: © Jiri Koudelka
Steentje

Steentje was blown, cut and polished on top, leaving the outer surface rough. Ondřej explores a dialogue between art and design in this pair of glass vases. As such, they combine the utilitarian purpose of a container with the artistic nature of a glass masterpiece.

Height 15 cm
Depth 20 cm
Width 20 cm
Height 22 cm
Depth 15 cm
Width 15 cm

Ondřej Novotný Glassblower
Photo: © Jiri Koudelka
Speculum

The Speculum series was created using the reticello technique of glassblowing and as a testament to simplification and the optical qualities of glass. Through this sculptural collection, Ondřej explores the illusions created by the contrast of complex inner patterns and clear lines. The perfectly smooth surfaces contribute to the optical illusion through the play of shadows, transparency and reflections.

Height 14 cm
Depth 17 cm
Width 17 cm
Height 25 cm
Depth 14 cm
Width 14 cm

Ondřej Novotný Glassblower
Photo: © Simon Bruntnell
Reticello Speculum

The Speculum series was created using the reticello technique of glassblowing and as a testament to simplification and the optical qualities of glass. Through this sculptural collection, Ondřej explores the illusions created by the contrast of complex inner patterns and clear lines. The perfectly smooth surfaces contribute to the optical illusion through the play of shadows, transparency and reflections.

Height 18 cm
Depth 18 cm
Width 25 cm

Ondřej Novotný Glassblower
Photo: © Simon Bruntnell
Reticello Speculum II

The Speculum series was created using the reticello technique of glassblowing and as a testament to simplification and the optical qualities of glass. Through this sculptural collection, Ondřej explores the illusions created by the contrast of complex inner patterns and clear lines. The perfectly smooth surfaces contribute to the optical illusion through the play of shadows, transparency and reflections.

Height 18 cm
Depth 18 cm
Width 25 cm

Ondřej Novotný Glassblower

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