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The glasses are mouth blown and handmade by Czech craftsmen according to the long established traditions of “forest glass”. The name “forest glass” comes from the glass factories of the 16th and 17th centuries who were mainly located in the forests of Northern Europe. The wood was used as fuel to heat the ovens where the raw materials were melted. Then the ashes, together of course with the sand, were combined as being the essential ingredients for glass manufacture.
In the Czech Republic nowadays the ovens are gas fired, but glassblowing still remains a very labour intensive undertaking. Some glasses require teamwork, with one artisan blowing the glass, while his colleague adds the decoration. It goes without saying that only a true craftsman masters the technique of authentic historical reproduction. This, in turn, limits production to 40-50 glasses per day. The art of glassblowing is passed on from father to son over the generations, with each family jealously guarding its secrets.

Teruska verre de Bohème

Teruska verre de Bohème

The glasses are mouth blown and handmade by Czech craftsmen according to the long established traditions of “forest glass”. The name “forest glass” comes from the glass factories of the 16th and 17th centuries who were mainly located in the forests of Northern Europe. The wood was used as fuel to heat the ovens where the raw materials were melted. Then the ashes, together of course with the sand, were combined as being the essential ingredients for glass manufacture. In the Czech Republic nowadays the ovens are gas fired, but glassblowing still remains a very labour intensive undertaking. Some glasses require teamwork, with one artisan blowing the glass, while his colleague adds the decoration. It goes without saying that only a true craftsman masters the technique of authentic historical reproduction. This, in turn, limits production to 40-50 glasses per day. The art of glassblowing is passed on from father to son over the generations, with each family jealously guarding its secrets.