Martin Janecký (*1980) was born in Liberec. Martin began working with glass at the age of 13 at his father’s factory in the Czech Republic. His secondary school training concentrated on the creation of glass art in Nový Bor and introduced him to artists and designers from around the world that hired him to execute their ideas. In 2003 Martin made his first trip to the United States. Janecký gained experience as far afield as South Africa, Sweden, Holland, and chiefly in the U.S., where he studied at the Pilchuck Glass School under Richard Royal and William Morris. Among his most recognisable features is the so called “inside the bubble” sculpting technique that he uses to create realistic artworks expressing almost explosive amounts of emotions. Martin is the winner of a number of prestigious awards and his work is included in public and private collections all over the world. He has been a visiting artist and instructor at various glass programs such as The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Pilchuck Glass School, and Penland School of Craft. Martin Janecký is considered to be one of the best glass sculptors working today.