Czech Glassmaking Schools

Northern Bohemia houses numerous glassmaking schools, including three of historic and artistic significance: the oldest glassmaking school in the world, the Secondary School of Glassmaking in Kamenický Šenov (opened in 1859); the Higher, Secondary and Apprentice Glass School in Nový Bor (opened in 1870); and the High School for Applied Arts in Glassmaking in Železný Brod (opened in 1920). The region is also home to factories creating hand-production pieces as well as additional independent glass studios, artists, glass museums, galleries and dealers.


Click here or on any image below to access the IGA Gallery for The High School for Applied Arts in Glassmaking in Železný Brod photo gallery. These images and PowerPoint presentation were graciously shared by the High School for Applied Arts in Glassmaking in Železný Brod. The IGA also designed a movie version of their PowerPoint presentation. Click here to access the movie. We look forward to showcasing additional schools and museums as the website expands. If your school or museum would like to share content, please contact the IGA at: creative@internationalglassalliance.org. Thank You.


International Glass Alliance Summer Program 2012

The IGA is consulting with school faculty, artists, scholars and Czech government officials to establish glassmaking programs to study glassmaking, provide professional development, cultural enrichment and support economic and community-based opportunities for Czech students, artists and faculty to participate in sustaining the glassmaking region in the Czech Republic and northern Bohemia. To learn more of the IGA Summer 2012 Program regarding Glassmaking in the Czech Republic and northern Bohemia, please view our IGA Summer Program 2012 page.


The IGA economic and community-based initiatives also seek to bridge the glass communities in Madison and the Midwest with those in the Czech Republic.  As more information about these programs becomes available, it will be shared on this website. Financial support for the development of these programs is vital. Please click the Support Us page to find out how you can support this endeavor today.  If you are interested in potential participation in any of these initiatives, please contact the IGA Executive Director at: director@internationalglassalliance.org or our creative director at creative@internationalglassalliance.org.


Glassmaking is part of all of our global cultural heritage.  View the IGA Support Us page for information about how you can help today!