“I have never had a “Small chemist”, I have never enjoyed the chemical formulas, but enjoyed everything in the lab. It started with the Hercules glue I mixed with borax. It was the slime that people buy for a few tens of crowns and I’ve created my first installation in Gallery N in Jablonec nad Nisou. “

  Zuzana Kubelková (*1987) was educated in glassmaking in North Bohemia. After her studies at the High School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking in Železný Brod, where she graduated from in glass pressing, she continued with her studies at the glass studio led by Dr. Ilja Bílek at J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem. She also completed several internships abroad. Since 2007, she has been involved in various exhibition projects and actually received the first award for her work two years later. She has been successful at international Czech competitions, including the Ludwig Moser Prize (special merit award), the Stanislav Libenský Award (second and third prize), and most recently receiving first prize at Young Glass 2017 in the Danish town of Ebeltoft. In her creations we can find both design pieces and conceptual artworks – original, identifiable, her own. She resists stagnation, looking for new territories, new approaches and connections in glassmaking.

Solo exhibitions:

2017                Sui generis, Galerie Kuzebauch, Prague

2013                Destruction / Reconstruction, Prague gallery of Czech glass, Prague

Collective exhibitions  (selection):

2017                Young Glass, The Glass Factory, Boda Glasbrug, Sweden (S)

2017                Beyond the edge of glass, Dancing house gallery, Prague (CZ)

2017                Young Glass, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark (D)

2016                16. Festival of glass art, Minea Gallery – Carlsart, Karlovy Vary (CZ)

2016                “Femme Fatale”, Museum of Glass and Jewellery Jablonec nad Nisou (CZ)

2015                “Boutique design” New York with Preciosa Lighting, USA

2015                “Young&Loving”, S12 Gallery, Bergen, Norway (N)

2015                “EUROLUCE” Milano, Preciosa Lighting, Milan, Italy (IT)

2014                Czech Glass Masters, Špejchar Gallery, Chomutov (CZ)

2014                Stanislav Libensky Award, Art Salon S, Dancing house, Prague (CZ)

2014                New G(o)ods, International design festival, Graz, Austria (A)

2013                When Prague meets Shanghai, Shanghai Museum of Glass, Shanghai, China (CHN)

2013                70. years of melted glass, Železný Brod (CZ)

2013                Talente 2013, Mnichov, Germany (D)

2012                Stanislav Libenský award & Cherchez la femme, The  St. George´s Convent, Prague (CZ)

2007                Celestian Gallery, Toronto, Canada (CAN) under the patronage of general conzulate of Czech Republic in Toronto


2017                Young Glass 2017, Ebeltoft, Denmark – 1st Price

2015                Boutique Design New York – “GlassWall” – the best of product design,

in cooperation with Martin Opl for Preciosa Lighting

2014                Stanislav Libensky Award – 3rd Price

2014                Dean Price for diploma work (My chemical romance),

Faculty of Art and Design in Ústí nad Labem

2012                Stanislav Libensky Award & Cherchez la femme – 2nd Price

2012                Ludwig Moser Award – special price 2012                Rector price – Universita of J. E. Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem