Large Clear Glass Vessel ‘(Com)Pression’ by Magdalena Zarychta
Luxuriant large clear glass vessel by Polish glass artist Magdalena Zarychta.
Part of a new series that explored imprinting transparent clear, hand blown glass with botanical elements to create modern-day glass ‘fossils’
This series of works was created in Huta Szkła Gospodarczego Tadeusza Wrześniaka Sp. z o.o. in Ładna near Tarnów, Poland.
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Large Clear Glass Vessel – Artist
In 1999, Magdalena Zarychta glass artist received her first diploma from the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw’s Faculty of Ceramics and Glass in Poland. She then went on to complete an annexe in painting in the studio of Prof. Andrzej Klimczak-Dobrzaniecki and a diploma in creative and functional glass design in the studio of Prof. Kazimierz Pawlak.
She also studied abroad in Israel in the Faculty of Ceramics and Glass Design at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem as part of a grant from Poland’s Ministry of Culture and Art.
She completed postgraduate studies at the University of Silesia in Katowice, at the Faculty of Social Sciences, “Management of a Non-Governmental Organisation in the European Union,” and doctoral studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków’s Faculty of Management and Social Communication, with a primary focus on culture management.
Her art glass pieces can be found in private collections in Poland, France, and the USA. They have been showcased in several collective and individual exhibitions, both domestically in Poland as well as internationally.
She formed the WyspArt Foundation in 2007 and serves as its president. Through this organisation, she works in the areas of art and creative education.
She uses traditional stained glass, glazing, artistic and decorative glass, photography, and painting in her work.
My glass sculptures evolve. Recently, I have started a new artistic cycle where I experiment based on a new idea: to print in the material some fragments of the surroundings. Like traces of the past are pressed in the rocks when fossils are created,
My glass is also marked with such an organic stamp. To achieve this effect, I use a variety of botanical elements, but also other bas-relief sculptures. I explore the capabilities of different textures, making them the key elements of new compositions.
It’s a way to present another fantastic quality of glass as a material. One that can not only be shaped and formed freely but also reflect other structures and textures, retaining a sign of much more fleeting elements within it.