GLASS STONES

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.

THE ELDORADO OF CUT 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.

Mapa

Lusatian Mountains (Lužické hory)

Giant Mountains (Krkonoše)

Jizera Mountains (Jizerské hory)

Bohemian Paradise (Český ráj)

Evans Atelier

Address

Dlouhomostecká 684, Liberec - Vratislavice nad Nisou, 463 11

Phone

+420 482 736 406

E-mail

sales@evansatelier.com

Opening hours


After previous order, min. 2 days in advance.

Minimum number of people in the group: 2

Maximum number of people in the group: 10

We are Evans Atelier, family glass company that was established thanks to friendly ties to our cofounders in California. In 2012, we became a purely Czech company. In our collection, you can find art glass interior accessories, products that are made entirely in our workshop – from the first design, production to final processing. We use the technology of so-called “slumped glass”. Once the glass “slumps” into the mould and is annealed, we then paint by hand created bowls, plates or vases. We use a unique way of painting, which can be compared to the so-called “historic underpainting”. Such paintings used to decorate every house in northern Bohemia. It is the gradual glazing, the layering of colours. These blended colours then create a unique 3D effect. Another group of products in our collection are hand-shaped blown glass objects. They are produced according to our designs in glassworks around the Czech Republic.

In our workshop, we cut glass sheets into the appropriate shape, grind the edges, put the glass into hand-produced ceramic moulds and then shape it at a high temperature. It is the technology of “slumped glass”. The resulting bowls, plates, vases and other products are then hand-painted and decorated. According to the design, our painters apply colours and decors from the bottom of the glass. They use brushes, sponges, spatulas, stamps and other tools. The layers are fired in the kiln individually. There are often five layers on each product, which blend and create a very unique effect of colour change that depends on the point of view. In the end, we cover the bottom part with transparent protective varnish, which, when fired, protects the decoration from scratching or fading. Then we can polish and safely pack the product. Our products travel from Liberec to countries all around the world, such as England, the USA, The Arab Emirates or Morocco.