"Design by Pejga" – Magdalena Pejga

14.10.2014 – Tuesday – 6 pm – opening of the Magdalena Pejga exhibition, Design by Pejga – Galeria M Odwach, ul. Świdnicka 38 A – exhibition open: 14.10.2014 – 19.10.2014

Design by Pejga – Magdalena Pejga

I like to invent little functional forms. I like to make them... In my childhood I built castles with tall towers and drawbridges from wooden blocks. Now from pieces of glass I construct stemware, candle holders and decanters.

Creating large sculptural forms or architectural objects for interior design from glass, I have to be precise and focused. In „constructing" functional glass objects I can let myself go: freely mix colours and shapes, without worrying about proportions and dimensions.

Each of my utilitarian objects is a small sculptural form. There are no two identical glasses, decanters, or candlesticks. And although they differ from one another, they retain their function.

I don't limit my imagination – I stick pieces of glass together and stick on further pieces of glass. Like building blocks. Then I engrave them ferociously.

My utilitarian works are recognisable. It is very pleasant to hear, „Aha, those are Pejga glasses".

Magdalena Pejga

Graduated from the Artistic Glass Faculty of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (VŠUP), Czech Republic, 1994.

She has participated in 5 individual exhibitions in Poland and the Czech Republic and in more than 30 group exhibitions in Poland, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Algeria and India.

She mostly works with crystal glass. For many years she has been experimenting with diffusion colouring, a special 19th-century method of glass decorating.