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Turning glass into Emotions
Are you wondering how are our glass ornaments made?
Take a moment and scroll down to see the process step by step!
All GLASSOR’s delicate pieces of art are mouth-blown and hand-painted in-house by the finest artisans. Each ornament is created through a process that takes several days and that follows an age-old tradition of glassmaking in the Czech Republic. GLASSOR’s mission is to continue this heritage of handcrafted glass, which leads to consistently premium quality crafted glass that is increasingly difficult to find today. This extraordinary product is truly an heirloom, to be adored for generations to come! Merry Christmas! Veselé Vánoce!
First, the glass is heated directly above the flame, and then the hot glass is mouth-blown into the required shape freely above the burner or using a special mold. For example, baubles, tree toppers, olives, rockets, spikes or bells are free-blown shapes. Learning how to blow glass shapes takes a long time — sometimes even years. A good blower of Christmas ornaments can blow dozens of ornaments per day.
We transform the glass into emotions and wonder to embellish the Christmas holidays!
Because nothing is too special for Christmas celebrations!
GLASSOR is a Czech artisanal company specialized in the design, manufacture, sale and export of Christmas decorations made of blown glass. The tradition of glassmaking in the Czech Republic dates back to the 13th century and has been present in the country’s culture since then. Czech glass is known worldwide under the name of “Bohemian glass”. The traditional techniques were applied to create Christmas ornaments starting in the mid-19th century. The company GLASSOR, a family firm, cherishes this heritage and is committed to continuing the ancestral artisanal production of premium quality blown and hand-painted glass decorations.
GLASSOR offers an extensive selection of Christmas decorations, in all colours, shapes, designs, and finishes. The most traditional products are glass baubles of different dimensions, but also tree toppers, bells, hearts and many other shapes and figurine ornaments. Furthermore, GLASSOR every year presents several new collections. Materials used for GLASSOR’s production come from local suppliers or EU countries. All manufacturing processes are in accordance with the regulations established by the competent state authorities and the quality management is framed by the SGS ISO 9001:2015 certification. In 2015 Jicin production, located in the northern Czech Republic, was modernized to increase the manufacturing capacity and reduce its impact on the environment.
Where do the glass Christmas decorations come from?
This is in the 4th century that Christmas is becoming the most important holiday for all Christians of the world. The Christmas tree, sym-bol of the Christmas by excellence, has appeared just over 400 years ago. Its decoration is the most endearing moment which brings together young and old, in France and elsewhere. Indeed, a few days before Christ-mas, the whole family install together in the centre of the living space the Christmas three and decorate it with a thousand lights.
But once, how our ancestors decorated their Christmas tree?
The Christmas tree, symbol of the Christmas, has appeared about 400 years ago. The moments when the whole family decorates the Christmas tree brings lots of memorable moments.
The big change came in the 19th century, following a very poor harvest of apples in Alsace. At that time glassblowers around Strasbourg had the idea to replace the apples with glass baubles! This idea was so innovative and was greeted with such enthusiasm that all the artisans specialized on the mouth-blown glass in the region adopted this technique and began the production of mouth-blown and hand-painted glass Christmas ornaments. In the mid-19th century, the glass Christmas baubles of Lorraine and Bohemia were the most appreciated. Following this technique, the GLASSOR artisans create the glass ornaments today in our factory in the Czech Republic.