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.


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, 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.


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, 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.



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....


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


Inspired by Crystal Valley

Čambalová Pavlína


Masarykova 354, 46822, Železný Brod


+420 728 110 847


Opening hours

Excursion is possible by prior arrangement, min. a week in advance.

Minimum number of people in the group: 1

Maximum number of people in the group: 8

Pavlína Čambalová studied the grinding and engraving of precious stones at the Jewellery School in Turnov and glass engraving at the Higher Vocational School in Nový Bor under the leadership of Jiří Tesař. She was grinding glass for eight years in Vienna, studied and worked abroad, and then returned to the Czech Republic and opened her studio in Železný Brod. In her studio, she produces engraved glass and moldavite glyptics, she teaches engraving and organizes workshops. However, we will not find there all year round.  She regularly teaches, creates and exhibits her engraved glass pieces all over the world – regularly in the USA and Germany, but also Japan, China, Estonia, Scotland etc.

The studio is a place to relax in the beautiful surroundings of the gallery with engraved glass objects, and the distinctive workshop. You will learn how to use different techniques for glass and stone engraving, how to print from engraved plates with the technique of vitrography, how Czech glass artists are doing on their travels around the world and what it is like at home. It is necessary to book well in advance.