Alena Hájková studied at the High School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking in Železný Brod where she specialised in moulded glass shaping. She continued her studies at the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague under the guidance of Rony Plesl and focused on glass cutting and free installations. Her final project was dedicated to blind people for whom she designed a drinking set and a thermo-picture Demodocus in 2014. 

She uses mainly cut glass, which is also the prevailing element in her work, but she isn’t afraid of other materials such as copper, ebony or graphite either, be it in combination with glass or in individual works and installations. She likes to study traditional glass-making crafts which offer an inspiration for new approaches in the creative process. Currently, Alena works as an independent artist and glassmaker.

 

 

 

 Plate Daria (kilncasted glass and grafit)