Martin Janecky began working in glass at his father’s factory in the Czech Republic at the age of 13. His Secondary training at the a four-year secondary school concentrating on the creation of glass art in Novy Bor introduced him to artists and designers from around the world that hired him to execute their ideas. Throughout these beginning years Martin would develop his ideas and patiently wait for the opportunity to express them in the material. In 2003 Martin made his first trip to the United States, still working for other artists, he was able to add to his already well-developed skill set and knowledge of the material. Shortly after arriving in the US, he was able to begin making his own work while being a visiting artist at various glass programs such as the Corning Museum of Glass, Pilchuck Glass School, and Penland School of Craft. Throughout this time he has developed his passion for pantomimes and circus performers into work that is skillfully executed and which truly expresses his interest in these individuals. Martin is considered one of the top glass sculptors in the field today, he is represented by the Habatat Gallery and has exhibited his work in galleries and museums all over the world.