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History of BOMMA

PRESENTED ON FEB 19, 2016
IN ZDAR NAD SAZAVOU @ VOL 3

Jiří Trtík, the director of glasswork BOMMA, speaks about history of this factory and cooperation with František Vízner.

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A Parable About Glass

BY JILL REYNOLDS
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 27, 2014

Jill Reynolds talks about the intersetion of glass and science and glass' essentialness in measuring the natural world. She further relates the idea of glass to human beings in that just as glass "...humans are fragile beings shaped by breath and filled with potential and possibilities." 

 

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浮法玻璃厂的前世今生History of Former Float Glass Factoy

BY ZIQING TAN
@ VOL 16 ON DEC 21, 2013

招商局蛇口工业区有限公司土地规划发展部副总经理跟我们诉说了浮法玻璃厂的历史,最开始它是一个盈利的公司,但是它现在已经是一个废弃的工厂了,政府希望通过双年展这个活动给浮法玻璃厂画上一个圆满的句号。

Vice-Director of Department of Planning & Land Affairs of China Merchants Shekou Industrial Zone co., ltd. Ziqing Tan talks about the history of Former Float Glass Factory. At the beginning the purpose of the factory was to gain the profit, but now it doesn't work and the government also hopes to give the factories a perfect end through the Biennale. (in Chinese)

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The Hunt for American Brilliant Cut Glass

BY FRANZ HELLWIG
@ VOL 17 ON MAY 13, 2015

"Upon seeing the green vase, I was speechless. It was wrapped in newspaper dated from 1970 and had been in the attic the entire time. It was a one of a kind piece, and no one knew it existed. After all the wasted trips and false alarms, here I was with one of the greatest discoveries of cut glass."

Franz Hellwig is an avid collector of American Brilliant Cut Glass, an art form and product popular in the United States from 1876-1916. Franz shares with us a bit of the history and methods used by the American artisan to create these pieces of art. Today Franz is considered one of the foremost experts of American Brilliant Cut Glass and travels across the country in search for his next piece.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Monday, September 21th, 2015. 

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Glass is HOT!

BY JERRY CATANIA
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 20, 2015

"What began for me and others who participated in a 1972 Chihuly workshop, 40 years later is an amazing expression of the creative spirit captured in glass." 

In "Glass is HOT" from PechaKucha St. Joseph Vol. 2 Jerry Catania share's his love for making glass art. He dives into his interesting history of being a student of famed experimental glass sculptor Dale Chihuly and how that experience led him to pioneer and cultivate over a decade of healthy and successful creative workshops and programs with a community that cherishes its new found glass culture in St. Joseph/Benton Harbor, Michigan where he and his wife Kathy run the Water Street Glassworks. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015.

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František Vízner

BY IDA VÍZNEROVÁ
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 21, 2015

František Vízner's daughter Ida Viznerová prepared a presentation of the work and quotations of her father - well known czech glass artist. Because she wasn't in Europe by that time, she prepaired presentation that "speaks for itself"

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Way to perfection in František Vízner's work

BY IDA VÍZNEROVÁ
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 19, 2016

Ida Viznerova describes life and work of her father - czech glass artist František Vízner.

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Work of František Vízner

BY JOSEF CHALUPA
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 19, 2016

Josef Chalupa, the head of Horcká gallery speaks about work of František Vízner.

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Jan Falta's Glass Works

BY JAN FALTA
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 19, 2016

Czech glass artist Jan Falta presents about his work.

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An Introduction to Glass Bending

BY SOPHIE PENNETIER
@ NEW YORK BUILD ON MAR 16, 2017

Sophie Pennetier realllly likes glass. Hot bent glass, cold bent glass, she loves it all! Listen to her PechaKucha presentation to learn about all types of glass production.

Sophie is a structural engineer at Arup in New York. She is involved in the design of non-conventional architectural projects and in research related to freeform geometry facades (Liquid Wall project, IAPP ARC project). Sophie is a member of ASCE and ASTM committees, associated to the development of structural glass standards in the US, and co-authored industry publications on cold bent glass.