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13 Jul 2008 00:00 - 9 Aug 2008 00:00

Hi Sklo Lo Sklo - From Masterpiece to Mass Produced

Exhibition of post war Czechoslovakian Glass from the Graham Cooley Collection.

Brabec - Beranek - Filip - Gabrhel - Hanus - Harcuba - Hlava - Honzik -Hospodka - Jelinek - Jurnikl - Klinger - Kotik - Lipa - Matura - Metelak- Oliva - Panek - Peceny - Pravec - Repasek - Schmidt - Suhajek - Svarc- Svobodova - Urban - Vizner - Wunsch - Zahour - Zejmon - Zemek

Czech your glass!
A major, previously largely ignored 20th century glass collecting area is revealed.

From the 1950's onwards Czechoslovakia was a hotbed of modern glass design. Skilled and experienced designers produced hundreds of colourful and vibrant designs which were exported to the West in their thousands. Sold as art glass for the home and available on the high street, the designers behind them were rarely named - despite the fact that many are recognised today as masters of 20th century glass design.

Unique art glass masterpieces pushed the boundaries of modern glass design and acted as inspiration for these visually stunning ranges - most of which ended up in the homes of ordinary people around the world. Today, these vases and bowls typically lie un-attributed and forgotten.

In July and August 2008, a new and unique exhibition will reveal the names and fascinating story behind these exceptional and quintessentially modern designs. With over 400 objects selected from the Graham Cooley Collection, 'Hi Sklo Lo Sklo - From Masterpiece to Mass Produced' considers the themes behind the innovative masterworks at the high end of the market, but focuses on how these were translated into designs for the mass market.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a 178 page full colour catalogue by antiques and collectables author Mark Hill, and will contain an illustrated introduction and over 200 specially commissioned

Colourless, cut glass vase: A Novy Bor vase, designed and cut with 'The Town' pattern by Jiri Harcuba in 1965, 8.25in (21cm) high

For further information contact:
Mark Hill on +44 (0) 7798 915474 or Dr. Graham Cooley on +44 (0) 7968 722269

The exhibition runs from 13th July - 9th August at the King's Lynn Arts Centre, King's Lynn, Norfolk.

Tel: (01553) 779095. www.kingslynnarts.co.uk

Opening times for the exhibition are as follows:

During the King's Lynn Festival:
Sunday 13 July - Saturday 26 July
Monday to Saturday: 10am - 5.30pm
Sunday 20 July: 2pm - 6pm

Post Festival:
Tuesday 29 July - Saturday 9 August
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Closed Sundays & Mondays

The 'Hi Sklo Lo Sklo' catalogue will be published on 13th July 2008 and will be available from then via www.markhillpublishing.com or from the exhibition.

Photographs: Mark Hill Publishing


Pink, yellow and blue vase: A Mstisov 'Romana' vase, designed by Hana Machovska in 1961 9.25in (23.5cm) high


30 Kensington Palace Gardens
W8 4QY London
United Kingdom


From: 13 Jul 2008 00:00
To: 9 Aug 2008 00:00


King’s Lynn Arts Centre

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