Eliska Stölting, who was born in 1944 near Prague, attended the glass school of Zelezny Brod from 1958 until 1962. This was the period when Prof. Libensky, who is characterized as the main initiator of the studio glass movement, was the school’s director and when the studio glass movement was at its beginning. The education at Zelezny Brod was the basis for the galerist’s relation to the Czech glass art. There her interest as well as her artistic and technological understanding for glass was set up.

After having completed her studies in Zelezny Brod Eliska Stölting worked for the glass works in Novy Bor. Since then Eliska Stölting has always watched the development of the Czech glass scene and that of her artists, although she followed a different course after having worked in Novy Bor: From 1964 to 1968 she studied art education at the Karls University in Prague and and after her examination she took up an art-educational activity.

In 2006 Eliska Stölting was awarded with the “Gratias Agit” by Cyril Svoboda, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

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