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.

Crystal Valley Week 2024 Clothing and bead applications in the North Bohemian Museum in Liberec Live broadcast from the approval meeting for the inscription of handmade glass production on the UNESCO list! GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY CRYSTAL HELMET OF ST. WENCESLAS Trophies for the World Superbike Championship in the spirit of Czech glass art Traditional glassmaking regions on both sides of the border are connecting Palme Glass Trail World of Wonders - WOW Crystal Paradise "Handmade glass" awarded Preciosa Lighting installation at Changi Airport Czech Christmas decorations enchant the Netherlands Crystal reliquary of St. Zdislava for the Pope Preciosa Lighting at Designblok Crystal Train Crystal Trail Preciosa is a partner of the ballet performance of the National Theater 165th birthday of the Czech glass school in Kamenický Šenov Šenov design shines in Prague's PALLADIUM Museum programs for children online How did glass Christmas decorations get from Železný Brod to New York? Unveiling a unique glass sculpture Pearl Christmas decorations from Poniklá are on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity UNESCO LASVIT glass headquarters winner of the Dezeen Awards 2020 The winning work of the Crystal Master 2020
Crystal Valley Week 2024
more
Clothing and bead applications in the North Bohemian Museum in Liberec
more
CRYSTAL VALLEY in 2024
more
Manual glass production is Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
more
Live broadcast from the approval meeting for the inscription of handmade glass production on the UNESCO list!
more
Stations of the Cross at the Church of St. Anne
more
GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY
more
CRYSTAL HELMET OF ST. WENCESLAS
more
Trophies for the World Superbike Championship in the spirit of Czech glass art
more
Traditional glassmaking regions on both sides of the border are connecting
more
Palme Glass Trail
more
World of Wonders - WOW
more
Crystal Paradise
more
"Handmade glass" awarded
more
Preciosa Lighting installation at Changi Airport
more
Czech Christmas decorations enchant the Netherlands
more
Crystal reliquary of St. Zdislava for the Pope
more
Preciosa Lighting at Designblok
more
Crystal Train
more
Crystal Trail
more
Preciosa is a partner of the ballet performance of the National Theater
more
165th birthday of the Czech glass school in Kamenický Šenov
more
more
Šenov design shines in Prague's PALLADIUM
more
Museum programs for children online
more
How did glass Christmas decorations get from Železný Brod to New York?
more
Unveiling a unique glass sculpture
more
Pearl Christmas decorations from Poniklá are on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity UNESCO
more
LASVIT glass headquarters winner of the Dezeen Awards 2020
more
The winning work of the Crystal Master 2020
more
Mapa

Inspired by Crystal Valley

Lhotský

Address

Pelechov 56, Železný Brod + Výstavní prostor KOTELNA, Železný Brod
Navigate to

Phone

+420 773 790 136

E-mail

kulhava@lhotsky.cz

Opening hours

 

After previous order, min. 1 day in advance.

Minimum number of people in the group: 5

Maximum number of people in the group: 30

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

MINT MUSEUM CHARLOTTE (USA) - Spatial wall

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

KAMEOKA KYOTO JAPAN (J) - Kameoka Cultural Centre 

 

BOILER ROOM GALLERY

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