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The Czech designer Hana Černá, nicknamed Hanule, works with beads and seed beads because she loves being creative. She also teaches others who share her enthusiasm and she does it all with her own type of blacker than black humour. She established the Beads on Facebook (Korálek na Facebooku) group which provides inspiration, encouragement and advice in the area of beadworking.
"I work with beads, therefore I am"
Dr Petr Nový (*1973), the chief curator at the Museum of Glass and costume Jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou, an external curator at the Kuzebauch Gallery in Prague and the Editor-in-Chief at the Glass-maker and Ceramicist (Sklář a keramik) specialist magazine, is involved in the study of both the history and the present of glass and costume jewellery.
I was born in Prague and lived there ever since. I graduated from the School of Fashion and Film and TV Production at Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. I discovered beads in autumn 2010 and I have not left them since. It's a wonderfully relaxing craft and provides an escape from daily worries and concerns.
You have already had the opportunity to come across the playful and clean-lined designs by Jana Shweiki created using Czech beads and seed beads from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™ range in Preciosa Ornela's internet galleries where they were previously signed with the name Jana Bukovská. She has liked "beads" since her childhood, but she became more involved with them after 2008, when she was on maternity leave. She is a member of the Fler Beadweaving Team which brings together artists who are involved in making sewn pieces of jewellery and organises thematic competitions.
The basic building block of Martina Strouhalová's work is her thorough knowledge of costume jewelry techniques and her many years of experience in the field of jewelry and the costume jewelry industry.
The glass artist Ladislav Oliva was born on 21st August 1933 in Chudeřice. He studied glass painting under Professor Josef Khýl at the Special Glass School in Kamenický Šenov and then at the Applied Arts University in Prague from 1951 to 1957. There, he endeavoured to cover all areas of glass making in Professor Josef Kaplický's studio.
Ladislav Oliva Junior was born in Česká Lípa on 27th May 1964. He studied blown glass under Professor Pavel Ježek and specialist teacher Stanislav Šimůnek at the Glass Applied Arts Secondary School in Železný Brod between 1978 and 1982. He then continued his studies in the field of glass art under Professor Stanislav Libenský (1982 – 1988) at the Applied Arts University in Prague. After completing his studies (1989 – 1991), he worked as a glass artist at Crystalex in the Harrachov glassworks.
The Association of Flower Arrangers and Florists of the Czech Republic has nominated Klára Franc Vavříková as the Czech representative for the 2016 Europa Cup, a significant international flower arranging competition, after her win at the 2014 Flower Arranging Championships of the Czech Republic - the Děčín Anchor.