Anna Jožová

Anna Jožová (*1996) is an artist and designer who works with glass on the border between free art and design. She is currently completing her studies in the Master’s programme at the Glass Studio under the supervision of Professor Rony Plesl at the Academy of Arts Architecture and Design in Prague. Between 2016 and 2017, she studied in the Ceramics Design Studio under Antonín Tomášek at the Faculty of Art and Design at Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem. Anna has also been interested in ceramics and porcelain since her studies at the Václav Hollar Secondary School of Art in Prague. Since 2018, she has presented her work in many collective exhibitions, fairs and art projects, e.g. at London Design Week, Venice Design Biennial, Czech Grand Design, Glassfest Karlovy Vary, etc., as well as in a solo show at the Kvalitář gallery in Prague. Apart from her own work, she also collaborates with designer Vlastimil Šenkýř, with whom she forms an artistic duo under the name Kombo. She has been consistently working on her own glass art and design, combining different, seemingly disparate materials and classical glass techniques to create new unique objects.
To understand Anna Jožová’s work it is essential that she does not work only formally and is not only focused on the visual effect of the work. On the contrary, she always carefully considers and chooses the form based on a given concept based on her natural interest in the surrounding world. This is also linked to a desire to investigate and explore the possibilities of glass as a creative material and to push its technical limits. Experimentation is therefore one of the most important approaches in Anna Jožová’s work, thanks to which she finds new ways of working with glass. Combined with the conceptual background of most of her projects, this results in works that are design objects, but the way she creates and reflects on them moves them into the realm of free art.