SMALL ORANGE WHALE
REDEFO ART COLLECTION
Sculpture: Glass, 24 carat gold
Year Created - 2022
About Maciej Habrat
About Maciej Habrat
Maciej Habrat was born in Krosno in 1971. His father was a glass blower so Maciej had spent hours observing the hard work of creating glass masterpieces since he was a child. His father also showed him the secrets of his unique work. Glass has become Maciej’s passion. He started his education at Art High School in Miejsce Piastowe in 1986. After finishing school, he moved to Wroclaw to study at the most prestigious Academy of Fine Arts in Poland, Ceramic and Glass Faculty. During holidays and free time, he used to travel to his hometown Krosno to develop his manual skills in glassworks in Krosno. He created the MA Thesis-Vase in a Grall Technology under the supervision of Professor Zbigniew Horbowy in The Glass Cathedral in Wrocław.
After graduation, he came back to Krosno and started cooperation with famous glassworks. He also designed glassware for glassworks in Inowrocław.
Maciej’s dream has always been to design artistic glass so in 1997 he opened his own company-Glass Studio Habrat. Since that time many masterpieces have been brought to life by Maciej: sculptures, hanging objects, statuettes, decorative items -all made in fusing technique. His style is easily recognized in many galleries all around the world. Maciej’s unique works were displayed in The Corning Museum of Glass, USA.
Prizes and awards:
2009 - 1st place in the competition for the theater statuette of the ÓW Festival in Warsaw
2010 - 1st place in the competition for the artistic statuette of the mayor of Gdynia "Galion Gdyński"
2010 - 1st place in the competition for the best Gifts of the Year promotional gift in the De Luxe Products category at the RemaDays international advertising fair in Warsaw
2012- 2nd place in the competition for the best Gifts of the Year promotional gift in the Top Exclusive Products category at the RemaDays international advertising fair in Warsaw
1995 - Artistic Cauldron Gallery, Krakow
1998 - Irena glassworks company shop, Kraków
2011 - Polish - Slovak House, Bardejov
2013 - Craft Museum in Krosno
1995 - Young Designers Propose, BWA Design Gallery, Wrocław
1995 - "Glass Open Air", Krosno
1995 - "Glass of the Young", Gallery Not Only We, Wrocław
1996 - "Gold- Spuren", Kunst & Form Gallery, Anbruck, Germany
1997 - "Ba-Ju-Ha-Ł-Au, glass frenzy", BB Gallery, Krakow
1997 - exhibition of the Designers Group Wzornik, Galeria Piękna, Warsaw
2006 - IX Biennale of Art in Krosno, BWA Krosno
2007 - "Engel, Engel ...", Kulturzentrum im Krakauer Haus, Nuremberg, Germany