I tame the elements that rage within the red-hot and then solidifying glass mass. Small works of art are created from it, drawn by me on a sheet of paper and then made by the glass blowers at the smelting furnace.
When designing, I aim to harmoniously combine the aesthetic, the artistic, and the utilitarian into a single form. I pay attention to the ideal proportions. They are what make the forms beautiful, timeless, and fit into any space. In glass,
I am interested in optical phenomena, distortions, light re ections, textures and glassworks eµ ects achieved by heat during forming, which are not always entirely predictable. Beata Szajna
Graduated from the State High School of Fine Arts in Rzeszów, 1989. Graduated at the Faculty of Art at the University of Rzeszów, 2012.
Since 1998 she has been employed as a specialist designer at Krosno’s Glassworks (currently Krosno Glass S.A.). She designs glass, and creates her own collections and designs for clients from all over the world.
Her works have been presented at roughly 30 group exhibitions and fairs in Poland, Germany, Austria, Italy, France, the United States, the UK, Israel and the United Arab Emirates. They are also part of the permanent exhibition of the Glass Heritage Centre in Krosno; in 2019, she presented her projects there at a solo exhibition.
Winner of numerous awards and distinctions, including “Złote Ville” for the Molly art glass set, 2014; Laur Klienta, 2011; Dobry Design for the Vinoteca carafe, 2015. Her Samara vase, designed for the Frankfurt Fair in 2005, was one of the most-bought products of Krosno Glassworks in the first decade of the 21st century – over 25,000 vases were produced and sold. She also works in the field of visual arts (including painting and drawing). A common theme in her work are birds. She belongs to the Ornithological Group, with which she travels round numerous areas of Poland in search of the rarest and most interesting species of birds.