Glass vessels are tangible mediums manifesting the intangible cultural heritage of glassblowing, connecting generations and showcasing the interplay among biological and artificial elements. Through the art of glassblowing, generations of artisans have honed their craft, creating beautiful and functional vessels that serve as a testament to the enduring power of human creativity and innovation.

At the heart of glassblowing is a sense of community and shared cultural heritage. Glassblowers pass down their knowledge and techniques from generation to generation, ensuring that the art form is preserved and evolves over time. Through their work, they provide a sense of shared cultural cohesion and a connection to the past, present, and future.

Glass vessels themselves are a reflection of this cultural heritage. They are both functional and beautiful, serving as a testament to the enduring power of human creativity and innovation. The interplay between biological and artificial elements – the breath of the glassblower and the heat of the furnace – provide a sense of unity and connection to the natural world.

As objects of art and utility, glass vessels are deeply intertwined with human culture and the environment. They reflect the ways in which we interact with the world around us and provide a tangible connection to our shared heritage. Through their beauty and function, they serve as a reminder of the enduring power of human creativity and the interplay between culture and nature.

Renata Dezso has been lucky to work with such glass artists as James Carcass, Gergely Pattantyus, and Janos Polyak. As a digital crafts specialist with a keen eye for education, she is interested in analyzing the body-object interaction when the material temperature is above 1000C and constantly moving thanks to the viscosity. In this 'complex and effective feedback loops between movement and bodies of materials: the timing is inextricably interwoven with the glass transformation temperature, and the material is indirectly connected to the practitioner, and the material data is detected through the tools used' (Dezso 2021).

Glassblowing and Flamework workshop

MOME TechPark




Grant of National Cultural Fund of Hungary development of a glass collection


2022 National Group Exhibition HOMAGE A’ GLASS, De la Motte-Beér Palota, Kiskép-Galéria
2022 National Group Exhibition GlasSpring - Magyar Kortárs Üvegművészeti Kiállítás a Klebelsberg Kultúrkúria (

2022 Glass has been recognized as the International Year of Glass 2022 by the United Nations General Assembly. This identifies the importance of glass by claiming: that from the Romans through the high-tech innovation of today, glass has always been by our sides as part of civilization, science, art and culture. It’s time to celebrate this iconic material’s past, present, and future and reflect on how it’s driving progress towards UN Agenda 2030 goals.

The common ideology of arts and crafts suggests that the craftsman develops the idea of an object and then anticipates the creation process in mind. The practical part is where the precomputed and evaluated procedure is executed. Instead, the bodily experiences of an individual in glassblowing can also be a description of the primary understanding of the world. Tracking the embedded co-Abled part of the investigation through the collected data can lead to sustainable social innovation. Since we are living in a period when technology is increasingly integrated into our everyday
life, the scope of discussion here needs to be extended to Posthuman Studies (Braidotti, 2016, 2013; Goodley et al., 2014) that invite co-Ability to be part of a broader movement with ongoing debates on complex contemporary problems.

Gergely Pattantyus

James Carcass

Janos Polyak

Renata Dezso