Sunday, September 23, 2012

Art Glass Discoveries in the Czech Republic

Sure, I knew that the Czech Republic had a long and illustrious tradition in art glass. But as I wandered into museums, boutiques, factories and studios, I certainly didn't expect to find a playfulness to the works on display.







 In fact, while inspecting the myriad pieces of stemware, goblets and bowls, I found something so curious that I burst out loud giggling in the middle of this staid museum. I was face to face with contemporary glass Eve that was anatomically correct.

My article for the Huffington Post is accompanied by a slide show of my images of everything from craftsmen handcrafting bowls in a hot shop to table centerpieces that seem mythological.

8 comments:

Irene S. Levine said...

Did you bring anything home??? Inquiring minds want to know:-)

Melanie @ Frugal Kiwi said...

Love the bowl with the vines.

JTravel said...

Hi Irene, I'm actually not a shopper, so, no, I didn't bring home any art glass.

JTravel said...

Hi Melanie, That bowl is certainly dramatic.

MyKidsEatSquid said...

I knew about the crystal in the Czech Republic, but not the glass. So whimsical, but then a country who helped the Iron Curtain fold by helping a poet become president, well, maybe it's not so surprising.

JTravel said...

Hi MyKidsEatSquid, I found that the crystal and art glass works were both stunning.

Jane Boursaw said...

How cool! I love that top one. The spiky one looks a little dangerous!

JTravel said...

Hi Jane, That spiky one is such a surprising creation in glass.