Michael Pavlik was born in the Czechoslovakia in 1941. He earned his Bachelor of Arts at the School of Glass Art in Zelezny Brod, Czechoslovakia in 1973 . Mr. Pavlik earned his Masters in Fine Arts from The Academy of Arts and Architecture in Prague in 1981. He moved to the United States in the early 1980s and earned early recognition for his glass design, including blown, cut and molded glass sculpture. Such recognition allowed Mr. Pavlik to earn a grant from the National Endowment for the arts in 1984. He has contributed a stunning array of glass creations which are included as part of private collections or in exhibit at over 30 museums worldwide.
Pavlik created his individual glass sculptures primarily between 1982 and 1998. During that time he focused on two different types of work, one made from encasing layers of molten glass, and the other by techniques of casting and gluing glass pieces together. Pavlik incorporated the complexity of spatial relationships into many of his designs. In 1999, Pavlik and his wife artist Vladimira Klumpar began casting sculpture together. They moved back to Czechoslovakia in 2001 to oversee the casting of their work. Michael Pavlik retired in 2003 .
Pavlik’s glass sculptures have sold up to $9000 at auction.