lahore - The Czech Republic is organizing a three-day exhibition of Czech glass and porcelain products at Alhamra Arts Council from April 24 to 26, 2013 (Wednesday-Friday). More than eight leading Czech glass and porcelain manufacturing companies will be displaying their products while a live glass blowing show (a manufacturing process) will also be performed by world famous artist, Jiri Pacinek, of the Czech Republic, which will be a rare opportunity for the public to witness.

The Czech govt, through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is hosting the show as well as the exhibition as part of their initiative to enhance cultural cooperation and economic linkages with Pakistan. Salima Hashmi, Provincial Minister for Health and Education, will inaugurate the crystal and porcelain products exhibition. Jiri Pacinek, leading the workshop, has taught and has been associated with the top glass institutes of the world, AJETO and Novobor, in the Czech Republic, and Leon Applebaum, USA. The pieces he has created over the past years have found their way to leading museums and private art collections of the world. Pacinek cooperates closely with the architect Borek Sipek who designed the interior (including glass decorations) of the presidential living rooms and the presidential offices of the former President of Czech Republic at the Prague Castle (traditional historic seat of Czech kings and presidents).

Further, Pacinek has also confirmed that he will be organising two-hour glass workshop for students. First, it will be a short explanation about the practical part of glass manufacturing and then followed by a slow motion explanation of the glass blowing techniques and shaping of molted glass. At the end, the students can try to blow their own piece of glass.