Welcome to my website! I am Katia Olivova a third generation glass and jewelry artist, originally from the Czech Republic. Growing up in a family of artists, art and design have always been a major part of my life.
In 2003 while studying glassmaking in Kamenickly Senov, I met a young American glassmaker, Steve Pflipsen, who was studying Czech techniques. We fell in love and married in 2006 while I ﬁnished my studies at the well-known jewelry making school in Jablonec. Seven months later we moved to our home in Western Wisconsin to collaborate in our work, I have spent considerable time researching and experimenting to develop the unique soldering and metal working techniques I uses today in both my jewelry making and our glass sculptures.
Thank you for stopping by, here you can find my latest works in our online shop, see past projects or learn more about me, my work and influences in my bio or by checking out Steve’s blog about me and my jewelry.