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Biography: Pavlína Čambalová

Pavlína Čambalová
Pavlína Čambalová

Pavlína Čambalová (b. 1986, Frýdlant, Czech Republic) studied gem cutting and engraving at the School of Applied Arts in Turnov, Czech Republic, then Glass Design and Engraving at the Higher Glass School in Nový Bor, Czech Republic. She worked as an engraver at Lobmeyr of Vienna since 2008, turning freelance in 2016. She works in her own studio in Zelezny Brod, Czech Republic.

Čambalová, working in tandem with Trenton Quiocho and Erika Tada, is a recipient of the 2018 Collaborative Residency program. With the full resources of The Studio, the group aspires to combine each of their unique strengths in traditional Czech engraving, glassblowing, pâte de verre, and kiln casting. Their work will seek to embody the emotions inherent in the experience of making glass. Drawing from varied cultures, styles, ideas, and knowledge, Čambalová, Quiocho, and Tada will express the human faces, sceneries, natures, patterns and memories that each bring to the table.

“The project gives us the opportunity to experience new techniques, to share our sensibilities and viewpoints, and to influence each other for the future,” they said.

Čambalová has been the recipient of several awards including the Main Award for glass engraving from the Symposium of Schools of Applied Arts, the Moser Company Award, the Commendation of the Jury of the Internationaler Glaskunstpreis der Stadt Rheinbach in 2007; and a 2012 award from Craft and Art in Glass in the engraved glass category. Čambalová has been Artist-in-Residence at the Eisch Glass factory Frauenau, Germany; TIGA Toyama, Japan; and Pilchuck Glass School, U.S. She has taught internationally (U.S., China, Germany, Czech Republic) and participated in workshops, symposia and exhibitions. In 2014, she took over the Dominik Biman School, formerly organized by Jiří Harcuba, and renamed it in his memory to the School of Jiří Harcuba.