AboutCzech art glass has traditionally been defined by its multifaceted nature. One such form engendering awe, recognition and respect is expertly cut optical glass. During the 1970s, Czech sculptor and professor Václav Cigler undertook a series of successful experiments with this form of art glass. Cigler ultimately found a perfect collaborator to bring to life his ideas by way of the innovative glass artist and optical glass sculptor Jan Frydrych. Asides from putting his heart and soul into cutting glass, Frydrych also managed to blaze his own artistic trail – refined, spectacular, surprising, easily distinguishable and yet simple, natural and effective works.