Answered By: Regan Brumagen Last Updated: Sep 19, 2016 Views: 59
We do not have a list of artists, suppliers and manufacturers for glass making in the Czech Republic and China. I am supplying a list of resources to help you locate them:
The Glass Art Society (GAS) has a variety of useful lists:
CHINA - schools
Shanghai University, Fine Arts College, Shanghai www.glassart-studio.com Degree & Non-Degree
CZECH REPUBLIC - schools
Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design VSUP, Prague http://www.vsup.cz/ Degree
The Secondary School of Glassmaking, Kamenicky
If you are a member of GAS, they offer "forums" where you can ask questions and get advice from other artists.http://www.glassart.org/
These organizations/publications are in GAS lists:
Magazine: Art Glass of China
Zhengzhou City, CHINA http://www.artglassnet.com
Art Fabrication Services, Inc.
Praha 7, CZECH REPUBLIC http://www.artfabrication.com
Glass, Ceramics & Jewelry Manufacturers of the Czech Republic
Jablonec nad Nisou, CZECH REPUBLIC http://www.glass.cz/
In an internet search, Peter Novotny's tools and equipment came up:
"A world famous designer and glassblower Petr Novotný and a glass technology expert Libor Fafala. ... Top glassmaking tools under the trademark Petr Novotny."
I should not be difficult to obtain Italian tools for use in the Czech Republic, for example: Carlo Dona:
These tools are made in Japan: Maruko Tools
In a search of the internet, I found the following companies listed on the Glasslink website:http://www.glasslinks.com/machine.htm
1) with offices in CZ and China: GLASS SERVICE http://www.gsl.cz/ http://www.gsl.cz/en/company.html
2) And this one in China: GLASSTEM http://www.glasstem.com/
Other directories that may help you find resources or contact other companies that do business in China or the Czech Republic include:
Global Sources: http://www.globalsources.com/gsol/I/Decorative-glass-suppli
Glass on Web Directory: http://www.glassonweb.com/directory/
Their "Equipment for glassworking" section looks useful: http://www.glassonweb.com/directory/cat/art_glass/equipment
Glass Files.com: http://www.glassfiles.com/directory/
Search for China: http://www.glassfiles.com/directory/search.php
Glass Directory: http://www.glassfactorydir.com/ (US)
Glass Industry.com: http://www.glassindustry.info/index.php?category=174 (primarily flat glass)
Thomas Register lists only American resources, but they may ship to China or Europe:http://www.thomasnet.com/products/glass-blowing-equipment-s
This association may be able to help you find suppliers and manufacturers:
Vdma e.V. [ Org./Inst./Agency - Germany ]
The German Association for glass machinery and plant manufacturers with various activities such as trade fairs in Germany and abroad and congresses about important subjects for the glass industry.
Lyoner Str. 18
(primarily glass manufacturing)
CHINA GLASS 2012 - 23rd edition of this international industrial and technical exhibition:
For artists: Studio Glass lists top European artists, including Czech glass makers: http://www.studioglass-info.com/
I added a list of general books about glass artists in the Czech Republic. If you wish to obtain copies of library items, please contact your local library. The Rakow Research Library is a member of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). Your library can contact us through OCLC or email. We send copies of articles and will also loan books if a second copy is available in the library collection.
I hope these resources are useful.