Studio of Glass

The teaching process in the Studio of Glass draws on the knowledge of the history of glass industry, but also reacts on current developments  in applied glass art and design. It is designed to meet individual needs of students. It is flexible, so the students are not limited, but on the contrary, they are encouraged to search for their own artistic style.

Exhibition in the gallery Satellite: GLASS AFAD PART ONE: DESIGN
Exhibition in the gallery Satellite: GLASS AFAD PART ONE: DESIGN, 2021.
Exhibition in the gallery Satellite: GLASS AFAD PART ONE: DESIGN
Exhibition in the gallery Satellite: GLASS AFAD PART ONE: DESIGN, 2021.
Exhibition in the gallery Satellite: GLASS AFAD PART ONE: DESIGN
Exhibition in the gallery Satellite: GLASS AFAD PART ONE: DESIGN, 2021.
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Petra Molnárová: Studio Glass, 2021.
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Studio Glass, 2021.
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Marta Matejková Vjatráková: Studio Glass, 2021.
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Igor Kováč: Studio Glass, 2021.
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Igor Kováč: Studio Glass, 2021.
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Alexandra Stencel: Studio Glass, 2021.
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Katarína Pozorová: Studio Glass, 2021.
diploma, Studo Glass
Igor Kováč: diploma, Studo Glass, 2021.
Master's thesis, installation of variable dimensions, sheet glass, author's painting technique, rope
Marta Matejková Vjatráková: Master's thesis, installation of variable dimensions, sheet glass, author's painting technique, rope.
A look into the studio - presentation of semester works
A look into the studio - presentation of semester works.
Author of media: Marko Horban.
Universal goblet - semester workHand-blown glass, stained with organic paint. Made in cooperation with the Rona a.s. glassworks, Lednické Rovne
Filip Plačko: Universal goblet - semester workHand-blown glass, stained with organic paint. Made in cooperation with the Rona a.s. glassworks, Lednické Rovne.
Author of media: Jana Hojstričová.
Art of Juice- juicer. Metallurgically shaped glass, hand cut. Made in cooperation with the Rona a.s. glassworks, Lednické Rovne
Alexandra Stencel: Art of Juice- juicer. Metallurgically shaped glass, hand cut. Made in cooperation with the Rona a.s. glassworks, Lednické Rovne.
Author of media: Lukáš Moravský.
Bulbs. Hand-blown glass, painted with platinum. Made in cooperation with the Rona a.s. glassworks, Lednické Rovne
Patrick Huth: Bulbs. Hand-blown glass, painted with platinum. Made in cooperation with the Rona a.s. glassworks, Lednické Rovne.
Author of media: Lukáš Moravský.
Decor-struction - cup. Metallurgically shaped blown glass. Made in cooperation with the Rona a.s. glassworks, Lednické Rovne
Peter Ďuriš: Decor-struction - cup. Metallurgically shaped blown glass. Made in cooperation with the Rona a.s. glassworks, Lednické Rovne.
Author of media: Lukáš Moravský.
Semester work. Molten glass in a mold
Petra Molnárová: Semester work. Molten glass in a mold.
Author of media: Lukáš Moravský.
Bachelor semester work. Metallurgically shaped and colored glass, decorated with a diamond saw
Igor Kováč: Bachelor semester work. Metallurgically shaped and colored glass, decorated with a diamond saw.
Object. Semester work
Marta Matejková Vjatráková: Object. Semester work.
Semester work (detail). Plate glass, drawing and painting on glass, ceramic firing decals
Arina Belomorskaya: Semester work (detail). Plate glass, drawing and painting on glass, ceramic firing decals.
Bubbles. Metallurgically shaped blown glass, plaster. Made in cooperation with the Rona a.s. glassworks, Lednické Rovne
Kristína Ligačová: Bubbles. Metallurgically shaped blown glass, plaster. Made in cooperation with the Rona a.s. glassworks, Lednické Rovne.
Master's thesis. Installation - variable dimensions. Optical glass, combined materials
Michal Lacko: Master's thesis. Installation - variable dimensions. Optical glass, combined materials.
1200°C - Space on the Edge, exhibition of the Glass Studio, Galery Médium, AFAD, Bratislava
1200°C - Space on the Edge, exhibition of the Glass Studio, Galery Médium, AFAD, Bratislava.

During the bachelor´s level of study the students attend frequently consultations with pedagogues who emphasise interconnection of philosophy and technology when completing semestral assignments. The students get familiar – on theoretical and practical level – with all basic glassforming technologies (grinding, melting, glassblowing, metallurgical processing of glass, painting on glass, etc.), and get an overview of history of art and design (primarily history of free and design glass art).

The students learn to design utility glass artifacts, mass-produced artifacts for technology in particular glass factory, architectonic solution of exterior or interior. When working on external projects in glass factories, the communication between the student and experts on glass (production technologist, glass craftsman) is crucial.

When completing assignments of free art, the emphasis is put on individual approach of the students to the assigned topic, on their high level of mental, material and technological openness - the glass as a medium is only one out of a number of possible materials.

The students at the master´s level of study are recommended to continue in free or applied glass art upon consultation with a pedagogue.

Free art – intellectual side of the creation is emphasised

  • openness to various artistic and inartistic influences, artistic strategies and media,
  • the glass as a medium is only one out of a number of possible materials

Applied art – creation of intelligent utility products

  • Projects for specific glass producers with clear design, marketing and bussiness purposes, so the final products can be included in the product portfolio of the glass companies.

The aim of the master´s level of study is to prepare the student for a career of professional visual artist and designer.

Studio of Glass

Head of studio