Answered By: Regan Brumagen
Last Updated: Sep 19, 2016     Views: 53

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: 

http://www.glassart.org/Schools_Glass_Education.html 
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 Non-Degree 

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: 

CHINA 
Magazine: Art Glass of China 
Zhengzhou City, CHINA http://www.artglassnet.com 

CZECH REPUBLIC 
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: 

AJETO - 
"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: 
http://www.carlodona.com/english/products/products.html 

These tools are made in Japan: Maruko Tools 
http://www.marukotools.com/Maruko_Tools_for_Glass_Artist/TO
P.html
 

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
ers/s/2000000003844/3000000197161/29189.htm
 
http://www.globalsources.com/ 

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
_for_glassworking/
 

Glass Files.com: http://www.glassfiles.com/directory/ 
Search for China: http://www.glassfiles.com/directory/search.php 
Cz: 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
upplies-34760561-1.html
 

http://www.thomasnet.com/products/glass-equipment-34820407-
1.html
 

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. 
http://www.vdma.org/wps/portal/Home/de/Branchen/G/GMA/?WCM_
GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/vdma/Home/de/Branchen/G/GMA/
 

Vdma e.V. 
Lyoner Str. 18 
D-60528 Frankfurt, 
Germany 
Phone:++49-69-66031250 
Fax:++49-69-66032250 

Trade shows: 
GlassMan: http://www.glassmanevents.com/europe/ 
(primarily glass manufacturing) 

CHINA GLASS 2012 - 23rd edition of this international industrial and technical exhibition: 
http://www.britglass.org.uk/conference/china-glass-2012-23r
d-edition-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.