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.


Inspired by Crystal Valley

Urbanglass - Karel a Eva Urbanovi


Hubálov 21, Loukovec 294 11
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The small family company was founded by Mr. and Mrs. Urban in 1991. Our main business is the production and design of glass figurines. Over the years of working together we have become an inseparable, compact team. From the very beginning we pay attention to detail, artistic impression and overall precise processing of each product. Our whole professional life is based on the production of exclusively Czech glass, we cooperate with Czech craftsmen and manufacturers, we do our best to promote this traditional craft all over the country and we hope that thanks to our efforts and love for this glass industry, at least something of this quite unique craft must be preserved in the future. We have found many new ways to process our own glass, we are trying to bring our own inventiveness to the industry, we are simply enthusiasts. Above and beyond the normal proportions of this stove-top production technology, we produce extra-large sculptures, statues, figures, etc.

In addition to the production of original animals, figures, flowers, vignettes and jewellery, glass cribs have become our pride, currently containing around 250 figures, animals, trees and various scenes. Some of the ones on display are never returned to us, most of them becoming part of private collections, smaller galleries and more prestigious museums. Other cribs are made to order and delight their owners, who can expand them every year with new and more original figures, perhaps based on their own ideas. In our modest gallery, they are on display with other glass products throughout the year, and at Advent time with other nativity scenes. During a tour, we will introduce everyone (individuals, families, schools) to the history and production of glass figurines and more. We will demonstrate our skills in practice at the glass stove, we will make almost anything on request and finally everyone can try out the work of the glassmaker himself. We are happy to pass on our experience to others. We are able to put together a programme for smaller children, we also organise presentations and demonstrations in schools. If you are interested in an unusual experience and a more detailed initiation into the field, you can book a glassmaking course and then perhaps delight your loved ones with your own product.