Precious stones from the Bohemian Paradise

The brothers Jan and Václav Fišers from Turnov. Their alleged voyage to Venice, five years of efforts to seize the local secret of secrecy, return to Turnov, dozens of wasted attempts and then - finally success! In 1711 they made the first glass for the production of artificial stones.

THE GLASSHOUSE IN NOVÝ SVĚT

It was in 1712, when Elias Müller built his glassworks on the estate of the Harrach Counts in Jilemnice. It continued in the traditional production of glass, which was produced on the border of the Giant Mountains and the Jizera Mountains in the middle of the 14th century. Even today, you can see not only metallurgical production and blowing glass, but also a hundred-year-old grinding shop. It is driven by a water turbine and transmissions used to distribute the driving force.

ELIAS PALME

Elias Palme, one of the most famous luminaire manufacturers, continued the tradition of chandeliers in Kamenický Šenov. Industrial production of chandeliers was started in 1724 by Josef Palme in Prácheň.

ELDORADO OF BEADS AND SEED BEADS

Surely you would not find in the whole Principle and in the broad surroundings of a person who would say a crooked word about Jan Šourek. After all, it was as if he had come to the Principle of Prosperity and Welfare. As soon as he took possession of the reeve, life in the village began to turn for the better. He was one of the first to venture into the world for business.

JOSEF RIEDEL

Josef Riedel, king of the Jizera Mountains glassmakers, was born in Hejnice in 1816. He was the representative of the sixth generation of the glass family and imprinted his footprint indelibly on the slopes of the Jizera Mountains.

FRIEDRICH EGERMANN

JOSEF PFEIFFER

Josef Pfeiffer - Jablonec entrepreneur and mayor, who was involved in the development of jewelery exports. Everything is confirmed at the imperial court and in 1866 Jablonec became a town during his reign.

BLOWN BEAD and its way to the tree

People can make sense of time and numbers, but not us, beads. However, I have heard that they have been blowing me in the mountains for more than a hundred years. As a bead would put it, that is a long time. You, who have never seen how a bead is born, you don´t know how beautiful life can be....

MELTED GLASS SCULPTURE

In 1920 the first Czech glass school was founded in Železný Brod, thanks to which the town became a center of glass art.

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Inspired by Crystal Valley

Crystal Valley Weekend 2024

The Crystal Valley opens its doors on the weekend of 15-16 June 2024. Two days of open doors in glassworks, studios, production facilities, museums and schools. 

Unless otherwise stated, the facilities are open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

This year we are celebrating 300 years of luminaire production, on 15th June we invite you to the open air glass and lighting festival Lustrfest in Kamenický Šenov!

 

 


 Jizera Mountains I  Giant Mountains I Lusatian Mountains


Bohemian Paradise 


DETESK, Náměstí 3. května č.p. 20, Železný Brod

  • www.detesk.cz
  • veronika.fojtikova@detesk.cz
  • +420 731 518 351, +420 734 575 542
  • open both days, 9-17h
  • ON SATURDAY ONLY the wine shop will be open, where you can taste quality wines from the regions of Italy and France sale of products 

 

LHOTSKÝ STUDIO (KOTELNA GALLERY), Průmyslová 912, Železný Brod

  • www.lhotsky.czwww.zdenek-lhotsky.com
  • kulhava@lhotsky.cz
  • +420 736 521 859
  • open both days, 9-16h
  • The reconstructed Boiler Room of the former textile factory in Poříčí, Železný Brod, presents an exhibition of works by Zdeněk Lhotský and his friends - artists who realized their works in cooperation with his studio in Pelechov. All exhibitors are united by the choice of fused glass in the form. The installation of glass works together with the industrial interior of the Boiler Room creates an extraordinary exhibition unit.

 

LADISLAV OLIVA - SKLÁŘSKÉ STUDIO, Hrubá Horka 90, Železný Brod

  • www.oliva-glass.com
  • ondra@oliva-glass.com
  • +420 606 406 844; +420 604 441 960
  • open both days, 9-17h
  • studio tours in the family business
  • RECOMMENDATION: On the way from Železný Brod to Hruba Horka, do not listen to the navigation, it leads you off the road into hard-to-pass alleys! Keep going in the direction of Jirkov and only in Hrubá Horka, 50 metres after the bus stop, turn left down the hill. At the weekend we will again have directions at crucial points. Follow the white directional arrows with the black lettering OLIVA SKLO.

 

GALERIE GRANÁT, nám. Českého ráje 4, 511 01 Turnov

  • www.granat.cz
  • i.berankova@granat.cz
  • +420 777 336 627
  • open both days, 9-17h
  • this time you can also look forward to a story about the Czech garnet and traditional jewellery making, which is linked to the Turnov region
  • creative workshops will be open for young visitors

 

JEWSTONE s.r.o., Skálova 85, Turnov 

  • www.jewstone.cz
  • sanda@jewstone.cz
  • +420 606 641 450; +420 727 898 930
  • open both days (SA 15.6. 9-16h and SO 16.6. 9-14h)
  • you can look forward to a demonstration of jewellery production, where the skill of goldsmiths is combined with modern technologies, thus creating gold and silver jewellery with natural stones of unique shapes in top quality at affordable prices

 

MUZEUM ČESKÉHO RÁJE V TURNOVĚ, Skálova 71, Turnov  

  • www.muzeum-turnov.cz
  • mail@muzeum-turnov.cz
  • +420 481 322 106
  • 9-17 both days  
  • free admission
  • free museum tour
  • The beauty and variety of precious stones, but also a museum full of fun, action and education - this is the Museum of Bohemian Paradise in Turnov. The museum specializes in precious stones and their processing (stone carving). You will find here a geological and mineralogical exhibition that will take you into the colourful world of minerals, on examples of cut  and engraved gemstones, you will learn about the technology of their processing and historical jewellery will be presented, followed by those created since 1984 at the international jewellery symposia in Turnov. In the underground Jewellery Room, a luxurious historical collection of jewellery works from the collection of the Turnov School of Arts and Crafts is on display.
  • The exhibition Mountaineering - From Bohemian Paradise to the Peaks of the World is an exceptional exhibition for all lovers of rocks and mountains. It is a unique permanent exhibition in the Czech Republic in its theme and artistic design. In addition to a number of interactive elements, such as knot tying or Via Ferrata, visitors can also enjoy this exposition with climbing playing cards. 

 

VLASTIVĚDNÉ MUZEUM A GALERIE V ŽELEZNICI, Muzejní 181, 507 13 Železnice 

  • www.muzeumvzeleznici.cz
  • muzeum@zeleznice.net
  • +420 732 836 309
  • Open both days, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (last tour of the whole museum 50 minutes before lunch break and end of working hours, timbered cottages 30 minutes, exhibitions 15 minutes)
  • voluntary admission
  • tours of the exhibitions, tour of the summer exhibition of precious stones
  • tour of the Exhibition of Precious Stones from the collection of the Museum of Homeland History from Železnice, the collection of Jaromír Krejčí from Železnice and Slavoj Kameník from Lomnice nad Popelkou.
  • worksheets for children


Bohemian Paradise I Giant Mountains Lusatian Mountains


Jizera Mountains


DRAHOMÍRA KRUPKOVÁ – YANI, Zásada 298

  • www.yani.cz
  • yani@yani.cz
  • +420 606 745 432
  • SUNDAY ONLY, June 16, 9-17h
  • YANI, which has been operating in Zásada for 30 years, is one of the few companies producing jewellery made of rocaille. Visit the Preciosa Ornela in Desná to see the production of rocaille beads and then their traditional and modern processing in the Yani company.
  • You can look forward to demonstrations of bead stringing and other bead processing techniques.

 

ATLAS BIJOUX - KVĚTOSLAVA KONOPKOVÁ, Zásada 305

  • http://www.atlaszasada.cz
  • kristina.chmelova@seznam.cz
  • +420 603 874 089
  • SUNDAY ONLY, June 16, 9-17h
  • we will demonstrate handmade bead jewellery - various techniques
  • the opportunity to buy beautiful crocheted evening bags and accessories, children's jewellery and semi-finished products to create

 

DECOR BY GLASSOR, Sokolovské náměstí 304/9, Liberec

  • www.decor-by-glassor.cz
  • jandorova@decor-by-glassor.cz
  • +420 602 694 503
  • 9-17 h Saturday only
  • We continue the traditions of glassmaking dating back to the 13th century. We introduced ourselves as a brand to the world in 2002 and we want to preserve, push and inspire traditional craftsmanship. We are best known for our glass ornaments in the shape of spheres, but we also offer other shapes of ornaments such as spires, bells, olives, rockets and figurines of various shapes and sizes. All ornaments are hand-painted and made from glass using traditional blowing techniques. 

 

MUSEUM OF GLASS AND JEWELLERY in Jablonec nad Nisou, U muzea 398/4

  • www.msb-jablonec.cz
  • info@msb-jablonec.cz
  • +420 483 369 013; +420 778 527 123
  • open both days, 9-17 h
  • family creative workshop - making rainbow jewellery using 
    • Saturday 15 June - family creative workshop - making rainbow jewellery using unusual materials and colourful decorations for the window or door
    • Sunday 16 June - workshop with demonstrations of handmade glass flowers with Marcela Růžičková
  • discounted entrance fee

 

G&B BEADS / Muzeum výroby korálků / NISA FACTORY, Janovská 132/39, Jablonec nad Nisou

  • www.gbbeads.cz
  • www.nisafactory.cz
  • www.muzeumkoralku.cz
  • atelier@nisafactory.cz
  • + 420 483 317 930
  • open only on Saturdays 9-15h
  • voluntary admission
  • Saturday 15.6. is dedicated to the glass button
    • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Visitors can see the making of glass winding buttons
    • from 1 pm there is a lecture by Mgr. Kateřina Hrušková on the history of the glass button, button collector Mrs. Christa Petrásková will present unique historical buttons from her collection and interesting facts from the field.
  • Programme of the creative workshop
  • Open gallery of designers' and customers' products

 

KŘIŠŤÁLOVÝ RÁJ, Jungmannova 497, 466 01 Jablonec nad Nisou

  • www.kristalovyraj.cz/aktuality
  • kopacek@svsb.cz
  • +420 603 218 939
  • open both days, 9-16h
  • "Prepare a gift for the holidays " - Creation for families with children, making gifts for friends for the holidays.
  • Creative workshops for children.

 

PERLEX Bijoux Jablonec s.r.o., Chelčického 72/5, Jablonec nad Nisou

  • www.perlex-jablonec.cz
  • info@perlex-jablonec.cz
  • +420 483 312 671
  • open both days, 9-17h (last tour will be possible at 16h)
  • demonstration of colouring glass seed beads using the traditional wet technique and the opportunity to colour the bead personally
  • creative workshops for children and adults
  • discounted shopping in the company shop

 

ARCON BIJOUX/ COLLEGIUM TRADE, Průmyslová 2305/42, Jablonec nad Nisou

  • www.arconbijoux.cz
  • +420 602 970 654
  • open both days (Sat 15.6. 9-17h and Sun 16.6. 9 -16h) 
  • we will present a new summer collection of jewellery and costume jewellery
  • we have prepared new components and glass beads for home creation.
  • creative workshops - you can string your own mineral bracelet for 258 CZ

 

VITRUM - GLASS WORKS JANOV NAD NISOU, Janov nad Nisou 49, 468 11

 

MARTINA JOSÍFEK - GLASS ART, Popelnická 618, Tanvald (please park in Vítězná or Popelnická street)

 

PRECIOSA ORNELA, Krkonošská 732, 468 61 Desná III

  • www.preciosa-ornela.com
  • jaroslava.ruzickova@preciosa.com
  • +420 739 520 346
  • SUNDAY ONLY 8-13h
  • PRECIOSA ORNELA, part of the Preciosa Group, is one of the world's most important manufacturers of a wide range of Czech glass products, from glass rods and bars, technical and utility glass to all types of glass beads and seed beads.
  • Possibility to buy products in company shops in Desná and Zásada.

 

Kostel Narození sv. Jana Křtitele, Polubný, 468 50 Kořenov-Polubný

  • hlubuckovamarketa77@gmail.com
  • +420 605 001 867
  • Open only on Saturdays 12-17h 
  • voluntary admission
  • during the tour you will get information about the uniqueness of the church, its chandeliers
  • a small educational trail inside the church and a detective game for children

 

SPIDER GLASS, Heřmanice 7 (near Frýdlantu v Č.)

  • www.spiderglass.cz
  • spiderglass@atlas.cz
  • +420 603 145 927
  • open both days, 9-17h
  • complete tour of the glassworks with expert interpretation, possibility to buy products with special discount

 

NORTHESTERESE MUSEUM IN LIBEREC - CRYSTAL TOWER, Masarykova 437/11, 460 01 Liberec


Bomemian Paradise I Jizera Mountains I Lusatian Mountains


Giant Mountains


RAUTIS, Poniklá 153, Poniklá

  • www.rautis.cz
  • info@rautis.cz
  • +420 733 737 430
  • Open Saturday, 9-17h  
  • Creative workshop:
    • Assembling historical ornaments:
      • Maybe you know them from the attic, maybe they still hang on your tree every year. And especially your grandmother remembers them. A unique opportunity to assemble such an ornament yourself.
    • Painting glass beads:
      • whale, drummer, marigold, car = painting unique shapes of blown pearls that you won't find in the shop or online.
    • Glass blowing demonstration throughout the day:
      • Throughout the day, you'll have the power to watch an experienced glassblower turn a glass tube into a row of pearls. And that's in the garage, as it usually happens.
  • Excursion: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 hours (must be booked in advance at rautis.cz, admission 130 CZK/80 CZK, family 340 CZK)
  • Company shop
  • The company with its production of Christmas decorations made of glass blown beads has succeeded in being inscribed on the UNESCO list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

 


Bohemian Paradise  I  Jizera Mountainns  I Giant Nountains


Lusatian Mountains


NOVOTNÝ GLASS,  tř. T. G. Masaryka 805, Nový Bor

  • www.novotnyglass.cz
  • info@novotnyglass.cz
  • +420 728 269 912
  • open both days, 9-17 h
  • Visit a family glassworks with traditional handmade glass, a collection of modern glass art, a glass shop or a restaurant with a view of the glassworks

 

GLASS MUSEUM NOVÝ BOR, nám. Míru 105, Nový Bor, 473 01

  • www.glassmuseum.eu
  • muzeum@novy-bor.cz
  • +420 478 726 196
  • open both days, 9-17 h
  • Free museum tour.
  • There is a permanent exhibition of decorated glass from the 18th century to the present day.

 

KORÁLKY NOVÝ BOR, B. Egermanna 11, Nový Bor (on the ground floor of the former ZPA company) navigate

  • www.koralkynovybor.cz
  • koralkynovybor@gmail.com
  • +420 724 032 905
  • open both days (15.6. 9-16h and 16.6. 9-15h) 
  • during the event customers can buy beads and components for their own creation with 10% discount
  • creative workshops for children - the opportunity to make bracelets and butterflies from beads

 

LASVIT Glass House, Palackého nám. 170, Nový Bor

  • www.lasvit.com
  • katerina.gurecka@lasvit.com
  • +420 778 975 083
  • Saturdays only, 10-17h
  • Open day - during guided tours visitors will be able to see the unique architectural complex, which has won the prestigious Dezeen Award; they will also see examples of our work in the field of collections and production of custom trophies

 

ŠPERKY NATĚLO, TGM 849, Nový Bor 

  • www.sperkynatelo.cz
  • sarkaz@email.cz
  • a sales gallery of original glass jewellery, where four glass artists, united by their love for glass, originality and tradition, present their works
  • open both days, 9-17h 

 

CRYSTALEX CZ s.r.o., B. Egermanna 634, Nový Bor 

  • www.crystalex.cz
  • +420 487 742 413
  • Saturdays only, 10-15 h
  • The Novobor brand Crystalex has been an integral part of the glassmaking tradition for many years and during the open day you can take a look into the secrets of the entire production. The wide range of products includes decorated and plain glasses, vases, decanters, jugs and other products made of Czech crystal glass.
  • You can enjoy a tour of the factory - from the automatic lines to the decoration department, where you can see all the techniques. There will be production demonstrations - "as in a normal working day".
  • An interesting programme is designed not only for adults, but also for children, after which creative workshops will be prepared. 
  • The opportunity to try your own hands at production.
  • Sale of products in special mode / unusual products / "events" etc.
  • Sale of refreshments.

 

ATELIER VINU, Prácheňská 791, Kamenický Šenov

 

SKLÁŘSKÉ MUZEUM KAMENICKÝ ŠENOV, Osvobození 69, Kamenický Šenov navigate

  • www.muzeumskla.cz
  • sramkova@kamenicky-senov.cz
  • +420 487 712 040
  • SATURDAY /10-18h/, SUNDAY /10-17h/
  • On both days, the cellars will be open with the Game of Lights and Shadows, visitors will use their mobile phones to illuminate the hanging objects and chandelier trimmings.
  • On Saturday a glass "flea market" in the museum garden during the city festival "Lustrfest" and a creative workshop.
  • The museum's glass and jewellery shop will be open.
  • The museum is otherwise temporarily closed for the start of the first phase of reconstruction. 

 

LUSTRFEST, Kamenický Šenov

  • https://www.facebook.com/events/1493576787854247
  • The open air festival of glass and lighting in 2024 will be a celebration of the local tradition of chandelier making, as lamps have been produced here for 300 years. That's why this year's Lustrfest will be a two-day event on 14 and 15 June.
  • 15.6. CHANDELIERFEST
    • open glassworks and exhibitions
    • glass fair and flea market
    • creative workshops and craft demonstrations
    • Prousek Gallery - from 10:00 a.m. exhibition of glass objects and lighting fixtures (Prousek Lighting, BYSTRODESIGN, Lenka Jarošová, Jan Joop Ruisch, B. and P. Vydra), creative workshops (tiffany, gluing animals from trimmings) and more
    • Glassworks Jílek - 11:00 - 14:00 florist show at the glassworks "Flowers and Glass", guided tours and accompanying programme, café Druhá kolej
    • Sandblasting - 12:00 - 18:00 original sandblasting workshop for children and adults, everyone can create their own decorated glass
    • KuncGlass - with our mobile glass furnace on the square we will show you how beautiful glass objects, animals, angels are created in the hands of a glassblower..

 

GLASSWORKS AND THE GLASSMAKER´S TAVERN AJETO, Lindava 167 (near Cvikov)

  • www.ajetoglass.com
  • katerina.valjentova@lasvit.com
  • +420 778 762 667
  • SUNDAY ONLY 9-16h
  • An interesting sitting in the glass tavern where you can watch our glassmakers at work. First-class cuisine from local ingredients. It is also possible to sit outside on the terrace by our pond while your children frolic in the adjacent playground.

 

PAČINEK GLASS, Kunratice u Cvikova 147, Kunratice u Cvikova

  • www.pacinekglass.com
  • jan@pacinekglass.com
  • +420 608 404 986
  • open both days, 9-17h
  • glassworks and gallery tours
  • GLASS GARDEN; CRYSTAL TEMPLE; GLASS CANTEEN
  • Pachinek Glassworks will be open both days with normal admission

 

GLASSWORKS SVOJKOV HAIDL A SYN, Svojkov 47

 

HOINEFF GLASS ART, Slunečná 122, Slunečná 473 01

  • www.hoineff.com
  • Ricardo@hoineff.com
  • +420 603 871 511 - the studio is part of a family house, it is ideal to arrange in advance by phone (max. 8 people per hour).
  • Saturdays only, 9-17 h
  • visiting this studio is a slightly different experience than walking through a gallery, you will see not only the finished artworks, but also how and where they are created, you will get a peek into the life of a glass artist

 

TRI SHARDS, glass workshop under the astronomical clock, centre of Žibřidice

 

SÝPKA LEMBERK, Lvová 29, 471 25, Jablonné v Podještědí

  • www.sypkalemberk.cz
  • tereza.ruzickova@happymaterials.com
  • +420 733 715 663
  • open both days, 10-17h 
  • The approximately four hundred year old Baroque building, now known as the Lemberk Granary, is coming to life as a cultural centre. For the third time, it opens its doors to visitors who can experience art, soak up education, find inspiration and enjoy entertainment at the same time. During the Crystal Valley Weekend, we will guide you through the landscape of Lemberk through the Lemberk Step-by-Step Discovery Exhibition. Come with us to discover the secrets that Lemberk holds!
  • Guided tours await you.
  • Admission is voluntary.
  • Refreshments will be available for sale.

15.6.2024