Artist | Pavel Kopřiva

Pavel Kopřiva

Nature immortalized in glass

Pavel was born in the north of Bohemia, the cradle of Czech glass making industry. When the time came to choose what to do with his life, he decided to honor his roots and become a glass maker himself. 

At first, he studied product design under MgA. Zuzana Kynčlová in Železný Brod, then he moved onto the faculty Faculty of Art and Design at Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem where he studied under Jan Fišer. Finally, he applied for his Masters at the Faculty of Architecture at ČVUT in Prague, where he is still studying now. 

Pavel’s main focus is handmade glass. He draws his inspiration from nature – his lamp inspired by the landscape of the Lužické mountains won him an award for the Best New Designer at Czech Design Week and his signature grafit vases resemble bodies of common Czech beetles.