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European Virtual Training Centre
for glass arts and techniques

Czech republic High enamel


Written and translated by Tereza Jeřábková

Painted glass has taken a great part in the history of the Czech glass-work. High level of the craft of Czech glass painters as well as creations of Czech art glassmakers belongs to absolute top of world production in branch. High enamel is quite new technique in the historical context, but nowadays it dominates in the industrial production of painted glass. Despite the typical flower décor used in Nový Bor area with not many alterations and rather debatable esthetical value it is a technique of great potentiality. Art Nuevo painters’ production and contemporary artists’ creations could by a good example of it.