What does teaching mean to you?
It is a very lively, inspiring environment and the glass studio has a long and famous tradition. I am glad that I can be part of it. For me, teaching means responsibility, respect and keeping your mind and eyes open to new ideas all the time.
Where do you find inspiration for your work?
I find inspiration mainly in general principles – the organic and inorganic world, geometry, architecture, people, society, relationships, psychology. I am glad if my objects work on multiple levels and connect differently with different viewers.
© Tomas Slavik
Why do you use kiln-forming techniques?
Originally, I studied cold-working, but at the moment the technique I enjoy working with most is kiln-forming, since it gives me the greatest control over the results and allows me to discover more and more possibilities for working with glass.
What do you aim to achieve in your work?
For me, my work is a way of perceiving and exploring the world. It hides intuitive logic that emerges on the surface during the creation process. It shows a view of the world from a different perspective, finding new contexts in everyday life.