Bowl by Frantisek Vizner made around 2000. Green glass, matt acid etched with one hand cut lenses. Iameter 7,4 inches (18,5 cm), height 2,2 inches (5,5 cm). Lens diameter 5,8 inches (14,5 cm).
In the 1950s, Frantiek Vízner graduated from the Glass School in elezný Brod and the Academy of Arts, Architecture, Glass, Glyptics and Applied Sculpture. In 1967 he became the main designer of the glassworks in krdlovice on the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, which produced massive hand-shaped decorative glass.
At the end of the 1970s he left for freelance. He set up a studio at Zelená Hora near ár nad Sázavou and began to create impressive objects in the form of glass bowls and vases with the help of grinding, etching, or even drilling and sanding. Frantiek Vízner emphasizes absolute simplicity without slipping into the cold geometry; there is some poeticness in his glass. The essence of his work has remained basically the same since the early 1960s, but its form is undergoing constant inconspicuous changes. The constant admiration for Scandinavian design is reflected in their shape and color economy, wrote the curator of the Prague Museum of Decorative Arts Milan Hlave about Vízner's work eleven years ago at Art + Antiques.
He considers the search for order, craft quality, the effort to promote the beauty of glass and the necessity to manipulate the material with his own hand. Unlike many glass artists, he would not entrust the production of studio pieces to another person, thus proving the demandingness of himself and his surroundings. The item "Handmade Czech Glass bowl Frantisek Vizner (1936-2011)" is in sale since Wednesday, March 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Bohemian/Czech\Other Bohemian/Czech Art Glass".The seller is "imkoca2014" and is located in Trutnov. This item can be shipped worldwide.