British Columbia, Canada
Krystyna Glass Ltd. is a small glass blowing studio located on the beautiful shores of the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia, Canada. It was opened in 1987 by Jan Benda and his wife, Krystyna. At this time, Jan was already a master in his profession. Jan graduated in 1969 from the Technical Glass Blowing Institute in the Czech Republic with a Journeyman Diploma. For the next fifteen years, he worked to improve his skill with the best glass masters in the Czech Republic.
In his own studio, Jan combines his technical skills with his artistic creativity to develop and perfect his own style. He aims to create glass that reflects simplicity, elegance and contemporary attributes. Each piece is his original design and is created freehandedly without a mold. All pieces are signed by Jan Benda and carefully inspected to ensure high-quality workmanship.