Biography and Contact



glass artist & glass designer

25.6. 1957 Jablonec nad Nisou - 5.6. 2015 Drhleny

Krasna 48, 468 21 Bratrikov, Czech Republic, Show on the map



1972 - 1976 The High School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking, Zelezny Brod, CZ 
1976 - 1982 Academy of Applied Arts, Prague, Prof. Stanislav Libenský, CZ 
1988 - Pilchuck Glass School, Prof. Jiří Harcuba and Ronald Pennell, USA 
1995 - Museé du Verre de Sars-Poteries – artist in résidence, France

The mould-melted glass of Ivana Houserova stirs up feelings of the harmony and ever-present closeness of nature that stems directly from her positive outlook on life. She sensitively and modestly indulges her work with a symbolic depth based on the recognition that no day is an ordinary day. „Noodle“ decoration literally breathes life into her sculptures, gently modelling the relievo and lending plenty of shades to the colour, underlining the dynamism of movement in the structure of the glass.The work of Ivana Houserova can be seen as a natural spring with magic surrounded by a great healing power modestly hidden beside a forest path, a spring whose waters you can never get enough of.

(from book of Petr Novy and Dagmar Havlickova „Miraculous springs“)

1982    School Award of The Academy of Applied Arts in Prague, CZ 
1984    Jugend Gestaltet, Internationale Handwerksmesse, München, BRD 
1985    Bavarian Stateprize with Gold Medal, IHM, München, BRD 
1987    Gold Star for Quality, BID - Business Initiative Direction, San Antonio, USA 
1989    NAC Business Excellence Award - National Academy of Commerce, San Antonio, USA 
1995    Swarovski Award the 2nd Prize - Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, CZ 
1996    Grand Prix, II. Internationalen Glaskunst Triennale Nürnberk, BRD 
1997    Excellent Design 1996 - Design Centre of the Czech Republic, CZ 
1999    Prize of Rudolf II - Masaryk´s Academy of Art, Prague, CZ

The New Bedford Museum of Glass, New Bedford (USA) 
Cultural Center For The Arts & Education, Ocean Springs (USA) 
The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning N.Y. (USA) 
Glasmuseet, Ebeltoft (Danmark) 
Museé du Verre de Sars-Poteries (France) 
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (USA) 
Museum of Glass and Jewellery, Jablonec n/N (CZ) 
The Moravian Gallery, Brno (CZ) 
North Bohemian Museum, Liberec (CZ) 
Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague (CZ)) 
Barbara Achilles-Stiftung, Hamburg (Germany)
Regional Bibliothek, Weiden (Germany) 
Glasmuseum Coesfeld (Germany)

There are more than 100 glass objects made by Ivana Houserova in private collections and she participated in more than 200 exhibitions all over the world.