Opened in 1987, Krystyna Glass is a glassblowing studio on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia, Canada run by Jan Benda and his wife, assistant and namesake Krystyna. Jan originally earned a diploma from a technical college in the Czech Republic in 1969, spending the following 15 years as apprentice under highly respected Czech glassblowing masters.
Simple yet elegant, but boldly contemporary; this describes Jan Benda’s personal style, which he hones through both technical ingenuity and artistic freedom. All pieces of Krystyna Glass are original designs crafted freehand by Jan with no use of any molds. Rigorously inspected and personally signed by Jan Benda, all Krystyna products are held to the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship.