Zdenek Lhotsky

Zdenek Lhotsky

Glass Artist, Designer, Painter

Foto artist Zdenek Lhotsky

Zdenek Lhotsky is one of the most prominent contemporary Czech artists working with G1 PARTNERS. Zdenek Lhotsky’s work has appeared in more than 250 exhibitions in Europe, USA and Asia and he received numerous prizes among others the German – Bavaria State Award for Design.

Zdenek Lhotsky (*1956 Prague) – painter, sculptors, glass artist, world renowned expert for glass casting technology. One of the founding memebers of the artistic group “Hard Headed”. Since 1994 owner and art director of the studio for mould melted sculpture Lhotsky s.r.o. Lives and works in Pelechov in Železný Brod.


1978–1984 Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, Studio glass art, prof. Stanislav Libenský

1972–1976 High School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking in Železný Brod

1971–1972 Vocational School of Glass, Bohemia, Světlá nad Sázavou

Over 300 exhibitions in Europe, USA, Asia

I am experimenting with new methods to exploit the remarkable qualities of glass. Using casting, fusing, slumping, sandblasting, staining and painting to achieve my own artistic expression. During last 20 years I developed technology called Vitrucell – a process similar to float glass-making. I am using a polygonal sub-structure to create a luminous interplay of light, color and form.

Vitrucell Bowls


Exhibition Zdenek Lhotsky & Associates 2017

Saturday 16 September 2017 from 17 hours – opening of Zdenek Lhotsky exhibition of glass Zdenek Lhotsky & Associates 2017 in renovated industrial space Kotelna in Železný Brod. The exhibition presents works of Zdenek Lhotsky, and five of his friends – artists who work in cooperation with his studio in Pelechov. The choice for the year 2017 shall include, in addition to the objects of Mr Lhotsky also works of Oldrich Plíva, Martin Hlubucek, Jaroslav Rona, Lucie Svitorkova and Rebeca Huerty (Mexico). All exhibited artist are connected with the choice of the glass melting, but all are comming with a unique concept of sculpture. Installation of their works together with industrial interior Kotelny creates special exhibition. Exhibition curator: PhDr. Sylva Petrová

Drawings & glass at BBLA New York 29 March – 22 April 2017

Zdenek Lhotsky is an extraordinary artist who seeks challenges others regard as dangerous in order to astonish everyone by mastering them. He is not interested in mainstream artistic movements and fashions, but prefers to go his own way. His interest in ornamentation and pattern or even both together are provocative. At the moment Lhotsky’s company is ensuring the execution of a glass sarcophagus weighing several tons for the Danish Royal family. It is not just for this reason that the April 2016 edition of the prestigious Wallpaper magazine listed him among the 12 most significant Czechs influencing the design world. (source Dr. Sylva Petrová, curator, Professor Emeritus, University of Sunderland, Great Britain)


Zdenek Lhotsky‘s Studio for kiln cast glass production at Pelechov in cooperation with G1PARTNERS organized an extraordinary exhibition of Zdenek Lhotsky, Oldrich Pliva, Jaroslav Rona  and guests Lucie Svitorkova  in a newly refurbished industrial building called “Kotelna” = boiler room in Zelezny Brod, Czech Republic. The exhibition is open from July  17th to October 15th 2016. For visit please call +420 773 790 136 or  +420 773 660 319.  

Zdenek Lhotsky at SOFA Chicago

From November 5th – 8th. 2015 exhibited ZDENĚK LHOTSKÝ his artworks at The Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago. Represented by G1 PARTNERS and in cooperation with AiBo Gallery, selected bowls created through authors exceptional, unique technique called Vitrucell attracted many visitors.