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Jaroslav Prošek

Jaroslav Prošek Glassmaker
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Czech, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+420 733627422
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From the technical to the artistic

  • • Jaroslav creates sculptures using cut and mould melted glass
  • • He has been making his own work since 2010
  • • He enjoys the interplay between shape and colour

After leaving secondary school, Jaroslav Prošek worked in the technical departments of several companies. His hidden talent for glass art was discovered when he started to work at Czech glass company Crystal Caviar. Through learning by doing he gradually mastered the very complex craft of glass art, across different glass disciplines. Self-taught, he has no formal artistic education, but in recent years has developed his own personal artistic expression by creating sculptures of mould melted glass, where simple shapes are combined with coloured glass.

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Works

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Emerald Coral

This blue glass sculpture was created by mould melting, following the famous Bohemian method of glass casting. The piece was inspired by critically endangered sea corals and reflects Jaroslav’s concerns about ocean pollution and environmental degradation.

Height 50 cm
Length 47 cm
Depth 7 cm

Jaroslav Prošek Glassmaker
Photo: © Crystal Caviar
Peel Green

This mould melted, hand cut and polished green glass sculpture was inspired by Jaroslav's teacher, the glass master Vlastimil Beránek. A third generation glassmaker of the well established Beránek company in Škrdlovice, Vlastimil is renowned for his minimalistic ocean-inspired molten glass sculptures.

Height 52 cm
Length 21 cm
Depth 5 cm

Jaroslav Prošek Glassmaker
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Sea Flower

This minimalistic blue glass sculpture was created by mould melting, following the famous Bohemian method of glass casting. The piece is called Sea Flower and reflects Jaroslav’s concerns about ocean pollution and environmental degradation.

Height 65 cm
Length 39 cm
Depth 11 cm

Jaroslav Prošek Glassmaker
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Leaf

This leaf shaped turquoise glass sculpture reflects Jaroslav’s aesthetic appreciation of nature and his desire to protect the environment. The piece was mould melted following traditional Bohemian methods, hand cut and polished.

Height 80 cm
Length 18 cm
Depth 18 cm

Jaroslav Prošek Glassmaker
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Scallop

This seashell shaped sculpture was created by mould melting, following the famous Bohemian method of glass casting. This piece expresses Jaroslav’s fascination with the underwater world and his concerns about environmental degradation.

Height 59 cm
Length 19 cm
Depth 6 cm

Jaroslav Prošek Glassmaker

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