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Coloured Modern Glass Trip

Glass blowing, glass shopping.

Order Tour Code: C EE1
Tour availability: Tour available in summer season Tour available in winter season

Join us to see the glassworks of several renowned Czech glass designers (Svoboda, Dolezal).

A combination with Kutna Hora medieval town , Kasak´s glassworks , Velke Popovice brewery , Cesky Sternberk castle , Telc medieval town and castle or Trebic medieval ghetto protected by UNESCO and basilica .

During this tour we will take you to see glassworks of the famous Czech glass designer Jaroslav Svoboda , the famous artist who worked also as a professor in the Faculty of Applied Arts in Prague. After the end of the Communist Regime, he built up his own glass-works which you will see during this tour, and afterwards you can shop in his gallery-shop.
His works are in many of the world´s renowned museums and galleries such as :
National Gallery in Prague; Museum of Applied Arts in Prague; Corning Museum of Glass in the U.S.A.; Kunstmueum der Stadt Dusseldorf, Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, Germany; Galleries in Osaka, Tokyo, Coburg, Frauenau and other cities.
His work decorates many theatres, banking halls, banking houses , etc… Jaroslav Svoboda received many prizes all over the world for his artistic work.

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We also offer you the opportunity to see the factory of another famous glassworks artist named after the owner Beranek.
Currently the factory specializes in hand-made, mouth-blown, and hot-shaped glass. The company´s production reflects the successful synergy of the craft of glass-making and artistic design. A rich variety of brilliant colors is then introduced using only the highest quality color rods.

The glassworks Princ makes a very unique glass – they began using their own designs after the end of the Communist Regime.

Also see the great artist Jindrich Dolezal making modern art , the pieces of which are in private museum collections all over the world. He had exhibitions in Germany, Canada, Holland, France, Austria and others. You can see his work in the best Prague glass galleries. Join us to see his studio.

Glass making in the Czech lands has a thousand year, uninterrupted history of creativity and craftsmanship. The groundwork for success was laid at its very beginning . This country was called „ a land where the place and its naturalness itslef is blessed with an abundance of materials necessary for manufacture „ , i.e. with wood for firing the kilns and for burning down to ashes , used than for producing potash , and copious amounts of quality silica and limestone . Bohemia also contains plenty of fire-resistant materials for ovens and pans , with energy created from mountains steams and brooks for turning grinding machines and crushers. Another main factor contributing to its success is its people with their craftsmanship, know-how and their rare sense for crystal and its usage as glass pearls , vessels and windows. Czech crystal makers first received attention for their work in the Middle Ages . Czechs have influeenced glass making in neighbouring countries since the second half of the 16th century . It took another 100 years for cultivated Bohemian crystal , known for its excellent cut and engraving , to outshine Venetian crystal as well as crystal markets around Europe and in the Americas , at that time admired around the world . Through their own discoveries , they have influenced the wolrd crystal culture more than once and have actively taken part in helping it to flourish . They preferably developed handmade production - shaping and coloring melted glass mixtures in the smelts , and surface and refind etching , cut and mainly painting . They began to build a technical glassmaking school systém in the middle of the 19th century , in the 1920s they began to educate the first specialized glass creators at an Art University . No glass and crystal producer on earth can match as many techniques and technology in surface refinement of products used by the Czech producers under the labels Bohemia Crystal and Bohemia Glass. Studio creation is among the indisputable successes of modern Czech glassmaking based on mastery and invention . Some of these creators went beyond abstract boundary between so-called useful and free art . They created the first sculptures from glass and area composition of an artistic quality comparable with works of leading sculptors and painters.

SE from Prague – 2 hours
1)Coloured Modern Glass EE1 – 8 hour round trip

Trips combinations:
2)Coloured Modern Glass EE1 + Kasak´s glassworks E3 – 8hour round trip
3)Coloured Modern Glass EE1 + Cesky Sternberk castle SE2 - 10 hour round trip
4)Coloured Modern Glass EE1 + Kutna Hora medieval town E1 –10hour round trip
5)Coloured Modern Glass EE1 + Zleby castle E2 – 10hour round trip
6)Coloured Modern Glass EE1 + Kasak´s glassworks E3 – 10hour round trip
7)Coloured Modern Glass EE1 + Telc town and castle SEE1 - 11hour round trip
8)Coloured Modern Glass EE1 + Trebic and Polna ghettos SEE2 - 11hour round trip
9)Coloured Modern Glass EE1 + Cesky Sternberk SE2 + Trebic and Polna ghettos SEE2 - 12hour round trip
10)Coloured Modern Glass EE1 + Cesky Sternberk SE2 + Kutna Hora medieval town E1 - 12hour round trip
11)Coloured Modern Glass EE1 + Cesky Sternberk {SE2} + Kasak´s glassworks E3 - 12hour round trip
12)Coloured Modern Glass EE1 + Trebic and Polna ghettos SEE2 + Telc town and castle SEE1 - 12hour round trip
13)Coloured Modern Glass EE1 + Trebic and Polna ghettos SEE2 + Kasak´s glassworks E3 - 12hour round trip

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Last updated on Feb 09, 2011