Beauty in contradiction
The provoking aesthetic of bondage highlights both the fragility and the solidity of glass. Crystal elements are tightly bound in meticulously crafted leather and horsehair. Tied-Up Romance celebrates the world of contradictions and the fluid essence of glass.
Kateřina Handlová is a graduate of the Atelier of glass at AAAD Prague (Academy of Arts Prague). She combines glass with different materials such as leather, ropes or porcelain to create objects that mediate her personal experiences as well as her fascination with world of Haute Couture. Kateřina finds beauty in quality craftsman-ship which explains her passion for detail. She loves glass for its unique character, problems and advantages. With her original artistic approach she is definitely one of the most gifted and remarkable young Czech glass designers.