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Custom glass production

The following techniques will be used to materialize your ideas:

  • Mould blowing
  • Hot sculpting using metal and wooden instruments
  • Casting glass into metal moulds
  • Cutting glass
  • Sandblasting
  • Combining glass with other materials

Please contact me to get a quote or discuss your idea.

Buy

Items for sale are marked with a red circle (or, in old browsers, square). If you would like to purchase some of them, please contact me to make an order. The items will be sent to you with payment made on delivery. It is also possible to arrange a personal pick-up in Nový Bor.

More about me

Zdeněk Kunc was born in 1983 in Chřibská, Czechia, home of the oldest glassworks in Central Europe (dating back to 1414). Thanks to this, he had been exposed to the art of glass since early childhood, developing a deep affection which finally led to enrollment at Nový Bor Glass School. During his studies, he hitch-hiked across Western Europe with a backpack full of tools of the trade and established professional contacts which last to this day. After nine years of studies, he became a teacher at the same school, specialized in glass blowing and glass cutting. Apart from glass manufacturing and teaching home and abroad, he also produces non-commissioned works and collaborates with other masters of the glass craft.

In brief

1983 Born in Chřibská

1998–2001 Secondary Glass School, Nový Bor
specialized in glass blowing

2001–2003 Secondary Glass School, Nový Bor

2003–2004 Euroškola Česká Lípa

2005–2007 Secondary Glass School, Nový Bor
specialized in glass cutting

2008 Glass School Nový Bor
teacher

COMPETITIONS

2001 Symposium sklářské mládeže, Světlá nad Sázavou
2nd and 3rd place

2002 Symposium sklářské mládeže, Nový Bor

2006 Řemeslo a umění ve skle, Nový Bor
2nd place in Glass Blown Sculpture category

2009 Řemeslo a umění ve skle, Nový Bor
1st place in Glass Blown Sculpture category

GLASSWORKS

2001 Atelier Verrier, Palau del Vidre, France
glassmaking techniques demonstration

2002 Bild-Werk Frauenau, Germany
glassmaking course

2005 Glasscenter Leerdam, the Netherlands
glassmaking techniques demonstration

2006 Saint-Louise Glassworks, France
short term attachment

2007 Oreffors Glass School, Sweden
student exchange