Martin Janecký

Graduated from the Higher, Secondary and Apprentice Glass School in Nový Bor, Czech Republic, 1998. Studied at the Pilchuck Glass School, USA, under Richard Royal, 2006, and William Morris, 2006–2007.

He has presented his work at schools and glass centres, and during glass festivals all over the world, for instance in the Czech Republic, Denmark, the Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, the UK, and USA. He has experience in teaching at international institutions, including: the Toyama City Institute of Glass Art, the Toyama City College, Toyama, Japan; the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, USA, in cooperation with Petr Novotný; the Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, USA, in cooperation with Petr Novotný.

He has been granted awards several times, including the Řemeslo a umění ve skle (Art and Craft in Glass), the Glass Museum Nový Bor, the Czech Republic, 2001; the Dennis and Barbara Dubois Collectors Award, the 38th Annual International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, USA, 2010.

He has participated in 4 individual and 34 group exhibitions, both national and international, mainly in the Czech Republic and USA, and in Germany, Japan, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, including: the Marta Hewett Gallery, Cincinnati, USA, 2007; the Glass Museum Nový Bor, 2015, the Czech Republic; the Habatat Galleries, USA, 2011, 2013; the Kanazawa International Exhibition of Glass, Japan, 2010.

Janecký began his career with glass at the age of 13 and later explored the technique of inside sculpting and shaping of hot glass without any forms. He uses different metal tools to model the shape of the hot glass bubble according to his own imagination.