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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Spider Glass

Address

Heřmanice 7, 464 01, Frýdlant

Phone

+420 603 145 927

E-mail

spiderglass@atlas.cz

Opening hours

 

After a previous telephone or e-mail order, it is possible to make a professional excursion of the entire operation, showroom, gallery and store of the company's products throughout the week (Mon - Sun).

The glass studio is located near the border with Poland and Germany in the north of Bohemia in the picturesque village of Hěřmanice near Frýdlant in Liberec. In the glassworks you can see the entire operation with a large fusing furnace, glass grinding and sample room in the reconstructed attic, which has become an extensive gallery of studio production of glass and jewellery.

The glass studio was founded in 1990. In the early days, it was involved in the design and realization of glass interiors both domestically and abroad.

In recent years, the studio has specialized in original handmade glass products ranging from the smallest glass jewellery (bracelets, pendants, earrings, etc.) through utilitarian glass (bowls, vases, ashtrays, candlesticks, plates, etc.) to monumental glass objects - interior sculptures, glass walls and free glass works.

The main technological process is the so-called sintering and fusing of glass. We use our own ceramic moulds, which are original in their design. The realization is carried out by a studio designer with occasional cooperation of external artists, guaranteeing new impulses in the creation of product designs.

The studio's products are exported to European countries and overseas (glass baptistery of Rotterdam Cathedral, light ramps of a hotel in Singapore, glass jewellery of France and Dubai, monumental chandeliers of Dallas USA, glass bar of Bogatynia hotel Poland, ...).

Atelier Spiderglass realized exhibitions of its products in galleries Ronneburg and Gorlitz in Germany, Bogatznia, Luban and Zgorzelec in Poland, Roden and Coevorden in Holland, Marseille in France, Dubai in the Arab Emirates.