"Already as a young boy, Bořek Šípek became acquainted with glass and its production through his stepfather René Roubíček, the acclaimed Czech glassmaking artist. "I don't want to be a glassmaking artist. To work with only one material is always a limitation. It can always negatively affect your work. One has to be open to everything. However, glass in my life is imortant as a form of relaxation" says Šípek.