Jiri Suhájek was born in Pardubice in 1943. Having finished the Secondary School of Glassmaking in Kamenicky Senov, he started to work in the Moser glassworks in Karlovy Vary in 1962. In 1964 he continued his studies in the studio of Professor Stanislav Libensky at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague, later at the Royal College of Art in London. Since 1974 he has been participating regularly at glass symposiums in the Czech Republic and abroad. He has been sharing his experience with other generations of glass designers lecturing and guest teaching in the U.S.A., Sweden, Russia, Japan and Germany.