With the upcoming School of Jiří Harcuba taking place in Sázava, we thought it would be interesting to hear from it’s leader, Pavlína Čambalová.
Glass Engraving Network: What draws you to engraving as your preferred creative medium?
Pavlína Čambalová: For me it’s the easiest way to put ideas and thoughts to a piece of glass. There are so many ways I can choose from. In my work I find it very important to capture the atmosphere, the spirit of the theme I’m working on. I feel the object is a part of space, it should be designed for a special place and it needs the right installation, light, and surroundings. Also, the object and its surface – are not 2 separate parts! They must be one, to communicate, to create harmony. I often glue engraving between two pieces of glass to make it feel like it had grown with the whole thing. I combine techniques, but I want the engraving to feel like the most important information in the object.