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“ take a minute longer to think and your gather is no longer hot enough. Or you just miss the right moment or make a wrong movement and it is all gone… But we keep learning. You dream about an object, make drawings, everything is prepared well, everybody is ready and then everything changes right there by the furnace. Sometimes glass will have the last say.”

  Ondřej Strnadel was born in 1979 in Valašské Meziříčí, his home town. He studied glass art at the Applied Arts High School in Valašské Meziříčí. After graduation, he became a student of teaching at the Palacký University in Olomouc. Soon, he abandoned the University and moved to Zlín to study there at the Industrial design studio of professor and sculptor Pavel Škarka at the Tomáš Baťa University, Department of Multimedia Communication. In 2000,  Ondřej Strnadel started teaching glassblowing at the Applied Arts High School in Valašské Meziříčí and the Tomáš Baťa University, Department of Multimedia Communication.He has manufactured numerous glass objects for renowned Czech glass artists, such as Vladimír Kopecký and Jiří Šuhájek. Ondřej Strnadel likes to subtly deform his objects typical for circular or oval geometrical shapes. Thanks to these deformations, the glass, although already solid, retains the magical allure of its hot liquid soul.

Interview: Ondřej Strnadel: In the hot shop, you are never alone Ondřej Strnadel: Glass and shape to speak common language


Solo exhibitions (selection):

2019 Soap, Galerie Kuzebauch, Praha

2016 Klid Neklidu, Galerie Kuzebauch, Prague

2016 Skryto uvnitř, Muzejní a galerijní centrum, Valašské Meziříčí

2015 Nejen Dechem, Výstavní síň Stará radnice, Hranice

2014 Ta realita, Galerie Kuzebauch, Prague

2012 Sklo z Krásna, s J. Divínem, Galerie Vlastimila Rady, Železný Brod

2011 SKLO, Galerie Crears, Rožnov pod Radhošťem

2009 Sklo, s J. Divínem, Galerie Stuki Opole (PL)


Collective exhibition (selection):

2016 Křehký Mikulov with Galerie Kuzebauch, Zámek Mikulov

2016 EX – IGS, Glass Art Center hut Francis, Sázava

2015 Slow! Glass!, Ambiente 2015, Frankfurt nad Mohanem, (D)

2015 IGS 2015, Glass museum, Nový Bor

2012 Art and Craft in glass

2012, Glass museum, Nový Bor

2011 Tři České zdroje pro současné sklo, Glassmuseum Alter Hof Herding, Coesfeld-Lette, (D)

2011 “Hledání skla”, Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague



2012 Prize for DESIGN and honorable mention Ricardo Hoineff, Art and Craft in glass

2012, Glass museum, Nový Bor 2009 Junior Glass Match, SPA Sanssouci, Karlovy Vary

2009 „Pissoir Art Gallery“, Somerston, design pisoár, Brno

2009 Cena sklárny RONA Lednické Rovne for glass design, Slovakia

1996 Glass competition, Kamenický Šenov


Public collections (selection):

Galerie Kuzebauch by Happy Materials, Prague

Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague

Museum of Decorative Arts, Brno

Glassmuseum Alter Hof Herding,  Coesfeld-Lette, D

Museum city, Železný Brod Museum of glass,

Sklárna Novosad a syn, Harrachov Glass museum, Nový Bor Glass museum, Kamenický Šenov

Private collections – Czech Republic, USA, Germany, Netherlands