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.

Mapa

Inspired by Crystal Valley

U KAHANU

Address

Nová 332, Liberec 10, 460 10
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+420 733 723 192

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ukahanu@gmail.com

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U KAHANU is a brand of glass jewellery and small objects by Klára Jägerová. The jewellery is made of wound and blown glass. The individual parts of the jewellery are made by hand using the technique of melting, shaping and decorating the rods at the kahan.

"I started my own work right after graduating from the secondary school of arts and crafts in Jablonec nad Nisou, about 18 years ago. This is before the internet boom, when you worked on old machines and with old patterns and most of the know-how was secret. At that time I started to explore glass in my own way and it was the best choice. A lot of work that "shouldn't go by the stove" started to emerge. Later on, thanks to the internet, I started to study the techniques of the world's glassmakers, buying their tutorials and studying their videos. It was another tremendous rush of living water and original insights into the winding technique for me.

Now I have a new studio in Liberec Františkov, where I create new products using tools and materials from all over the world and I am resuming my activity after many years of parental leave. It is very refreshing and I spend most of my free time doing it. I have added the Tiffany technique to my work, making homemade florals (small greenhouses for flowers) in the shape of crystals.

In the U KAHANU workshop you will not only experience a demonstration of the creation, but you will also be able to try the production at the stove yourself. All jewellery components and tools are also available to complete your own jewellery. I also organize workshops on creating florals.