Winners

I. Stanislav Libenský Award 2013 won Ieva Voroneckyte (Lithuania) for the work entitled Bite That. The expert jury, chaired by the major New York gallerist Douglas Heller, considered her work to be a highly professional and quality craftsmanship. This object reflects the contrast of precious jewel and aggressiveness with the deterrent effect of a weapon. The overall impression of the exhibit is enhanced by displaying the objects on bandages.

 

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II. Stanislav Libenský Award 2013 won Terese William Waenerlund (Sweden) for the work entitled Florence Table, which demonstrates stopping some action in time, with a touch of melancholy. The jury appreciated the innovative combination of textile and glass forms.

 

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III. Stanislav Libenský Award 2013 won Veronika Reková (Czech Republic) for the work entitled Pure Blood. This object was awarded for its playfulness that goes against the traditional principles of glassmaking; it is provocative and goes beyond the existing boundaries of the field. This is exactly what the fresh graduates should strive for.

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The special prize of Moser glasswork for unique design and quality craftsmanship of the work was awarded to Kristina Levén from Sweden for the work Shadows of Glass. Her artistic director Lukáš Jabůrek explained his choice as follows: „I would call the concept „soul of glass“ that has never been seen before, but it is believed in. Beautiful original shapes that inspire new motifs of cut and engraved decors and thus create new possibilities and combinations of our craft.”

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