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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Jablonec nad Nisou: Secondary School of Crafts and Services


Smetanova 66, 466 01 Jablonec nad Nisou
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+420 602 185 700



Three-year courses:

  • Manufacture of jewellery and decorative objects with a focus on the production of metal jewellery
  • Manufacturer of costume jewellery and decorative objects with a focus on the manufacture of glass jewellery
  • Glassblower - manufacturer and refiner of glass - technical glass blowing
  • Goldsmith - jeweller

Two-year apprenticeship:

  • Jewellery manufacturing


Our school is unique within the system of vocational glass and jewellery education in the whole Czech Republic. We teach unique courses focused on glass and jewellery making.

Its history dates back to the 1950s - the founder was n. p. Bižuterie. Since 1989 the school has existed as an independent legal entity - a contributory organization. In the same year, a new premises for theoretical teaching in Smetana Street was approved. The building for vocational training in Podhorská Street was also extensively renovated, where the "Vocational Training Centre" was built and started operating in January 2022. Pupils are taught trades in newly renovated workshops equipped with the latest technology.

Currently, we are offering a three-year apprenticeship in the field of jewellery and decorative objects manufacturer, with a focus on the production of metal jewellery (the trade of shepherd's crook), which has a long tradition in Jablonec nad Nisou. Furthermore, the three-year apprenticeship in the field of Manufacturer of Jewellery and Decorative Objects with a focus on glass jewellery (ironwork figures). Pupils learn technical glass blowing in the three-year apprenticeship in Glassmaker - glass manufacturer and glass refiner. Education is also offered in the traditional two-year course in Jewellery Production.

In addition to these above mentioned fields, interested students can also study in the service fields of Cook - Waiter and Salesman.