21 Apr 2019

Glassblowing figures: Martin Janecký

From Standing Room Only, 3:45 pm on 21 April 2019
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Touted as one of the world's great glass artists Martin Janecký creates lifelike human figures from blown glass, something that's taken the Czech hot glass sculptor many years to master.

He's recently been in New Zealand demonstrating his skills to our glass artists at the invitation of one of them, recent graduate Hayley Maria,

Martin started working at his father's factory when he was just 13. The Czech Republic is famous for its glass production, but Martin says he had to leave and work on his craft overseas because he didn't want to produce traditional styles of glass.