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)

Address

Bzí 45, Želený Brod, 46822

Phone

+420 604 824 884

E-mail

"The first production records of jewellery and glass ornaments appeared in our family back in 1925”. Manfred Lindner, my father, continued the craft just like his parents, who had their glass and jewellery company between the two World Wars. However, my father switched from glass to natural stone because it was his passion and craft. He was a great grinder and jewellery maker, and he passed on his experience to the next generation.

I set out on a journey of my art-making in 1992. The knowledge of natural stones and my love for them gave me the courage to make jewellery differently. Eventually, I started my own brand STEFANY.

I passed a piece of family tradition to my daughter Adélka, and now we create and develop together. I still meet with my father a lot. We cooperate and share our experience.  Apart from the discussions regarding the craft, my father also tells me family “stonemason" stories. I will be happy to share them with you.

Visitors can look under the hood of my family company, which specializes in the manual production of jewellery using natural stones. During our tour, you will visit our grinding workshop, where you can try one of the processes of the grinding craft. You will see the production and hear a lot of new information and family stories. You can also make a simple jewel. You can also buy some of our jewellery. Last but not least, the whole tour can also visit nearby slate quarry (only in good weather).