June 2020

Technique:         blown opal with overlaid crystal glass, glass cutting with carborundum wheels

Size:                     ∅ 25 x 35 cm

Produced:          glass blowing at Ajeto Lindava, glass cutting by Aleš Zverina s.r.o.


The design of the Olive vases is a tribute to glass cutting. This glass shaping technique has a rich history and tradition in Czech and Slovenian lans. The minimalist design features an intricate, organic hand cut pattern, which required the best of Czech craftsmen for its realisation. The satinated surface shows the subliminal nature of crystal and opal glass.

The name of the vase derives from the Slovenian jargon name for cut patterns in glass with a rounded wheel: “oliva”


photo credits: Simon Bregar