Jan Sylwester Drost

J. S. Drost (with E. Trzewik-Drost), vase and ashtray Asteroid, 1975, “Ząbkowice” Household Glass Glassworks, collections: the National Museum in Wrocław

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J. S. Drost, seria Dorota, salaterki, śr. 14 cm, wys. 5,5 cm; 1976, Huta Szkła Gospodarczego “Ząbkowice”, zbiory: Marzena Stańczyk-Zarzecka – Art-Mania
J. S. Drost, cukiernica z twarzą kobiety, wys. 12,2 cm, śr. czarki u góry 10,7 cm, gł. 6 cm; seria Sahara, talerz, śr. 25 cm; Huta Szkła Gospodarczego “Ząbkowice”, zbiory: Marzena Stańczyk-Zarzecka – Art-Mania
J. S. Drost, seria Asteroid, salaterki: duża, dł. 23 cm, szer. 15 cm, wys. 3,8 cm; mała, dł. 14,5 cm, szer. 9,5 cm, wys. 2,5 cm; śledziówki: duża, dł. 23,5 cm, szer. 13 cm, wys. 4,2 cm; mała, dł. 13,5 cm, szer. 8 cm; 1975, Huta Szkła Gospodarczego “Ząbkowice”, zbiory: Marzena Stańczyk-Zarzecka – Art-Mania
J. S. Drost, seria Manchester, pucharek, wys. 16,3 cm, śr. czarki 13,7 cm, gł. czarki: 9 cm; Swallow plate, śr. 15 cm, 1962,ZąbkowiceHousehold Glassworks, photo: M. Stańczyk-Zarzecka, Art-Mania – Art-Mania

Diploma under the direction of Prof. Stanisław Dawski at the Ceramics and Glass Faculty at the State

Higher School of Visual Arts (currently: E. Geppert Academy of Art and Design) in Wrocław, 1958.

Winner of many prestigious awards, including a gold medal for the Blur set and a gold medal for the Asteroid set at the Second International Glass and Porcelain Triennial, Jablonec nad Nisou, Czechoslovakia, 1976.

After graduation, he worked at the Katowice Mechanical and Optical Works, where he gained experience in the field of optical glass, used later in his artistic work, 1959–1960. From 1960, he worked for 40 years as a designer, design manager and organiser of the design center of the Glassworks “Ząbkowice”, Ząbkowice Będzińskie (Dąbrowa Górnicza). As part of a scholarship from the Swedish government, in 1972 he completed a study internship at Swedish glassworks and ceramics plants. He also studied at the Faculty of Industrial Design in Konstfackskolan (Stockholm Higher School of Visual Arts), Stockholm, Sweden; he also trained at the Industrial Design Centres in Stockholm and Malmö, Sweden, and at the Glass Institute in Växjö, Sweden, 1972.

He has taken part in 3 domestic individual exhibitions and about 50 collective exhibitions in Poland,

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, GDR, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Switzerland, Ukraine, UK, Yugoslavia, and the USSR. He is an outstanding creator of serial and unique glass, as well as the author of patented glass forming technologies. His most famous projects are Diatret, Radiant, and

Asteroid. Together with his wife Eryka Trzewik-Drost he spread the technique of pressed glass. He also works with graphics and interior design.