Shell Sculpture ‘Saint Jacob’s Shell’ by Ela Smrček


Modern Master
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L: 41cm x D: 10cm x H: 40cm
12 kg

Shell Sculpture ‘Saint Jacob’s Shell’ by Ela Smrček

Superb fine art shell sculpture by immensely talented Czech glass artist Ela Smrček.

A striking glass sculpture that is 40 cm tall. At this size, it will make a head-turning centrepiece for your stately home or corporate lobby.

Unique and trailblazing, this artwork rightfully deserves its place in the modern record of Czech glass masterpieces.

Superb attention to detail and meticulous craftsmanship has won Ela a legion of fans around the world.

Shell Sculpture – Artist

Ela Smrček Glass Artist specialises in designing fine art glass by using molten glass moulds.

Cast glass artists either use wax to create their initial forms or create a mould using plaster and silica. The two techniques provide unlimited scope to the artist. The only limiting factor is the size of the kiln for producing the finished product.

Smrček was born in Česká Lípa, in the Czech Republic, in 1985 and raised in the epicentre of the world-famous Czech glass industry with a history that dates back hundreds, if not a thousand, or more years in North Bohemia.

Smrček has always been fascinated by the ability of glass to be full of “hidden insinuations,” even when the shape is aesthetically simple.

Ela has always been fascinated and inspired by nature, and she draws on the inner peace and energy she gets from being in the elements. Whether it is ambling by the sea, bathing in the green air of the forest, or looking up at an approaching storm, she translates those natural elements into her sculptures.

Recent works have focused on the modern world and the hectic speed of contemporary society. Interpersonal relationships, religion, attitudes, and her perceptions of humanity are transcribed into her glasswork. Her reflections on modern society shape her colour palette, choices of material, and the final shape and texture of the pieces.

Ela Smrček Glass Artist Statement

Smrček believes we should take care of our family and of ourselves. We should be tolerant of those who hold different values and beliefs to us and avoid violence. Some of Smrček’s sculptures reflect her own belief systems and some simply reflect her love of beautiful art.

Weight 12 kg
Dimensions 41 × 10 × 40 cm


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