Jaromir Rybak at 'GlassWeekend 2011'
Jaromír Rybák is a pupil of Stanislav Libenský, who headed the glass department at the Prague School of Applied Art for many years. Born in Plzeň in 1952, but now based in Prague, the artist embarked at the age of fifteen on a thorough, four-year training course at the glass technical college in Železný Brod. He originally intended to work in the glass industry, but exceptionally gifted people received extra support from what was then the state of Czechoslovakia and he was permitted to move to the School of Applied Art in Prague after completing his course. He studied glass design there from 1973 to 1979.Libenský encouraged his students to use the mould-melting process and such cold-working techniques as cutting, sandblasting and engraving to enhance... Read more