Glass and ceramics

The Ceramics Factory "Bolesławiec", The Artistic Ceramics

Although the history of ceramics production in Bolesławiec date back to the XIV century, its mass production evaluated only after the abolition of the trade guild restrictions in 1762. Local workshops used deposits of a fireclay from the nearby area. It was fired in 12800 degrees Celsius and in a result gave a leakproof and an extremely durable ceramic crust. In the XIX century there were 15 big potteries operating in the town and supplying their products to all European countries...

The Christmas Decorations, Rautis, Poniklá

The first Czech Christmas decorations appeared in the 19th century in north-eastern Bohemia, initially as a minor industry in the Jizera Mountains. However, with the influence of market forces and new technologies the industry expanded after the 1860s into the Krkonoše Mountains, Poniklá and Vítkovice. Today, the last remaining place where blown glass and beaded Christmas decorations are made is Poniklá in the Krkonoše Mountains...

The Crystal Glass Glassworks “Julia” in Piechowice

The history of glass-making in the Kamienna river valley dates back to the XIV century. Furthermore, the archaeological finds excavated in the former place of the glassworks in Cicha Dolina in Piechowice date back to the XIV or the XV century. During the next centuries, there were working small glass processing mills, engraver’s and paint shops in Piechowice that were using primary products from the nearby mills in Szklarska Poręba and the Czech Republic...