Vlastimil Beranek was born in 1960 in Nové Město na Moravě, Czech Republic. he attended the Specialized School of Decorative Arts / Brno / prof L. Martínek
Academy of Applied Arts / Prague / prof. St. Libenský
Vlastimil Beranek is the third generation exponent of the well-established, glassmaking Beránek family. They made history in Czech glass in the 1940's, by founding a glasshouse at Škrdlovice. He was in charge of the glass works himself from 1992 to 2008.
The focal point of his personal interest lies in free creation of molten glass sculpture. His sculpture feature a rigid, elementary form, often bordering on the technology´s very possibilities. They possess a monumental, free-of-all-compromise expression.They do not rely on just the glass's inner aesthetics or a single frame view. They claim their own space. They are one-of-a-kind and completely unique sculptures of glass.