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)

TGK - Technology, Glass and Art

Address

Skalice č.p. 230 , Skalice u České Lípy

Phone

+420 602 224 498

E-mail

svacha.sklo@gmail.com

Opening hours

 

Monday - Friday: 8 am - 4 pm

The company was established in 1996, first as a trading company, but later the company portfolio was significantly expanded by custom processing of mainly coloured flat glass. We prepare glass elements for light in architecture. We cooperated with Preciosa – Lustry a.s, and currently, our main customer is Lasvit. In 2018, we produced and installed for Lasvit a glass facade for their new company building in Nový Bor. We have been organizing training seminars and workshops for the general public for many years. These workshops introduce our students to different techniques of glass processing.
Apart from big projects, we can also do all sorts of reconstructions, such as the glass floor in the National Museum in Prague and others.
According to the company´s motto: “TGK – The Whole World Made of Glass”.

In our company in Skalice, you can learn about quite progressive technology of glass processing – fusing. However, you can see other “cold” techniques of glass processing, such as Tiffany, glueing glass with UV glue, mosaic, production of beads (blown and lamp) etc. In our sample room, you will find the examples of all these techniques, as well as art objects, made by several artists in TGK during IGS. Our garden is also quite popular. There are many glass objects installed. In case you wanted to try it yourself, you can "touch" the glass in our studio. 
In case you get interested in glass, we will help you with the material, tools, as well as advice.