The eighth year of the international competition of young glassmakers, Sanssouci Junior Glass Match, took place in Karlovy Vary from 20 to 22 March 2015. This year, 62 students studying different glassmaking fields at 16 secondary and tertiary schools or universities in the Czech Republic, China, Poland, Romania and Slovakia participated in the competition. The prizes were awarded to the winners at Spa Resort Sanssouci on Saturday, 21 March 2015.
Senior Category (Tertiary Schools and Universities):
1) Gabriela Lhotáková, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Faculty of Multimedia Communications – Award for strong intelligible story and work with details
2) Lenka Němcová, Academy of Arts Architecture and Design in Prague – Award for trendy interior objects combining various materials with glass
3) An Zhixuan, China Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing – Award for glass art approach to traditional theme
Junior Category (Secondary Schools):
1) Marie Suchánková, High School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking, Železný Brod – Award for object reflecting true/false world of social networks
2) Martina Fabiánová, High School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking, Železný Brod – Award for craft value pointing out theme of life stages
3) Soňa Tvrdá, Secondary Glass Art school, Valašské Meziříčí – Award for praising glass as a living material
Award for Excellent Craft Skills:
František Jungvirt, Secondary Business School, Třeboň – Award for precise and accurate painting adding individual specific value to serially made product
Spa Resort Sanssouci Award:
Kristýna Venturová, Academy of Arts Architecture and Design in Prague – Award for functionally designed gastronomy object with particular story
Electronic voting (facebook):
Lenka Cejnarová, Secondary Glass School, Železný Brod, Czech Republic - "Absolom"
The winning authors received prizes provided by Imperial Karlovy Vary a.s. All the works were displayed throughout the competition on the premises of Spa Resort Sanssouci. A selection of the works will be exhibited in the SunGallery at Spa Resort Sanssouci, Karlovy Vary, from 22 March to July 2015.