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.


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Pelechov 56, Železný Brod + Výstavní prostor KOTELNA, Železný Brod
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Studio of fused glass sculpture

The tradition of the studio dates back to the middle of the last century, when it was founded by world-famous glass artists Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová. The team of experienced glass technologists, cutters and moulders realises unique projects all over the world (e.g. USA, Japan, Europe) and significantly advances the possibilities of glass design. The studio's production focuses on the realization of large-scale sculptures for artists, designers and important museums and galleries, on the production of artistic elements for architecture and Zdeněk Lhotský's original work.

Zdeněk Lhotský

He is a continuator of the tradition of fused glass sculpture and the current owner of the studio. In his work he combines artistic research and technological research to create original structures and shapes at the limit of the possibilities of glass sculpture. Bold realizations in architecture, large fused sculptures, bowls and objects using Vitrucell technology, drawings and prints - all this refers to the wide range of Zdeněk Lhotský's work. He is represented in the collections of major museums and galleries worldwide.

A selection of realizations from the studio of fused glass sculpture:

SARKOFAG (EU) for the Danish Royal Family. The author is Danish artist Bjoern Norgaard. One of the world's largest glass sculptures ever made. The whole piece weighs over 4.5 tons and is installed in Denmark in the Rosklid Cathedral.

LYRICAL (EU) A fused glass sculpture by artist Peter Bremers installed on the exterior of a private property in the USA. EX Glass' unique glass technology allows for large-scale installation of works outdoors.

SAGRADA FAMILIA (EU) Glass components for the sacristy of the Sagrada Familia


KIOI HALL TOKYO JAPAN (J) - Entrance to the concert hall

KAMEOKA KYOTO JAPAN (J) - Kameoka Cultural Centre 



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. The exhibition is accessible by appointment by phone: +420 773 790 136