I have always been mesmerised by the qualities of glass.
From my first experience with glass, its charactistics of deceptive fragility, translucence and receptivity to light have fired my imagination and driven my artistic creativity.
My latest body of work has been created by employing increasingly intricate pieces, reminiscent of the complexities of nature. Combinations of complementing colours create living and continuously changing facets, which are inherent to all living things.
I was born in Czechoslovakia and migrated to Australia in 1954.
In 1981 I established TCG Graphic Design, one of Sydney’s premier graphic design consultancies. It was a successful studio, producing high end corporate communications for large organisations.
In 1997 I enrolled in an introductory glass course at Sydney College of the Arts. Before its completion I knew glass was to be my chosen medium.
Since then, I have attended numerous courses, including Master Classes, developing my skills by experimenting with various techniques.
I established a glass studio in Rozelle, NSW in March 1999 and achieved Craft Mark accreditation in early 2000. Since January 2002, I have been working as a full time glass artist, producing commercial and artistic glass.
I have participated in numerous juried exhibitions, most recently MAGE( Mansfield Art Glass Exhibition) in Victoria in November 2014.
I am currently exhibiting in Boston and Park City ( Utah), Brazil and New Zealand.
In addition to my glassmaking, I conduct glass classes for adults and children.