Tomáš Hlavička
1950Born in Prague
1969–1975Architecture university of Prague
Since 1976Collaboration with glass artist Pavel Hlava
1990–2003Realization of Pavel Hlava’s studio design
Since 1992Independent art glass design

Tomáš Hlavička

Just like his teacher Pavel Hlava, Tomáš Hlavička has a preference for minimalist designs. He crafts each of his glass objects following the principle of making a multi-layer cake, alternating glass plates with strips of carefully cut gold or silver foil and then fusing the structure in the kiln to form a homogenous entity. For quite a while now, this trained architect has increasingly abandoned designing functional items in favor of focusing his attention on sculptural objects instead. His creations have been included in important glass collections in Europe and the USA.