Monday July 17, 2017 | by Lindsay Hargrave

A notable Corning lecture by the two Czech glass art stars named Martin: Janecky and Rosol

The Corning Museum of Glass will be hosting a lecture from Martin Janecky and Martin Rosol on the evening of Tuesday, January 18th, as a part of an ongoing lecture series by Corning Studio faculty in an effort to bring some of the most well-known names in glass to the public, free of charge. While the talk is open to the public, the Studio aims these weekly lectures at the students taking their intensive classes during the summer.

Both originally from the Czech Republic, Janecky and Rosol have been teaching summer classes, and lecturing, at Corning for the better part of 10 years. While they each utilize completely different styles, the two take the stage side by side every year to lecture. For Rosol, surface and color are paramount in creating sleekly coldworked abstractions. Janecky, on the other hand, strives to capture human expression in sculpted glass busts with what John Drury called “an intensity very rarely attempted at the end of a blowpipe” in the Summer 2016 issue GLASS (#143). This summer, Janecky is teaching an advanced glassblowing and sculpting class, and Rosol is teaching coldworking for all levels.

Each artist gets about 20 minutes each on the floor. According to The Studio’s special projects manager Alison Duncan, the lectures generally begin with some background information about the artist’s life and career, perhaps the story of how they got into glass, and then focus in on their specific style, or a part of their body of work.

The rather informal lectures, Duncan said, are in an effort to familiarize the intensive students with the various people teaching there, and to invite the them to branch out and get acquainted with other artists and teachers in the glass medium. “The lecture series is designed for students of intensive classes to learn more about the artists that are teaching while they are here,” she said in an email exchange with GLASS Quarterly Hot Sheet. “These lectures are popular among the local community as well. They are informal, and usually a lot of fun.”

Every instructor who teaches a summer class at the Corning Museum gives a lecture. Some of this year’s key lecturer’s include Rob Stern and Sidney Hutter.


Studio Faculty Presentation: Martin Janecky and Martin Rosol
July 18, 2017 7:30 PM – 9 PM
Corning Museum of Glass
One Museum Way
Corning, NY
Tel: 800 732 6845

Glass: The UrbanGlass Quarterly, a glossy art magazine published four times a year by UrbanGlass has provided a critical context to the most important artwork being done in the medium of glass for more than 40 years.