Glassblowing shows, beautiful works of art, spectacular events and much more...
Glass Heritage Centre offers many attractions to visitors. Every tour starts in the glass workshop, where the glassblowers create their masterpieces. You not only observe the production, you can also actively participate in the production process, hold the pipe and blow a glass product.
Another stage of making the product, and another stage of the tour, are the decoration workshops. Here our artists explain how to design and make stained glass. You can try to engrave on glass. You see how glass rods are turned into beautiful glass figures in the hot flame.
The tour features also hundred of glass exhibits. Those items have all been produced in the glassworks located in the region. They are a good representation of various design styles and various production techniques and they show a great skill of the local workers.
The top level, which is also the Market Square level, features the art gallery where temporary exhibitions are held. Its area makes it possible to arrange various interesting presentations of interdisciplinary character including interactive, multimedia or performance art.
Another tour point are the excavated and renovated threshold cellars located on the opposite, Western side of the Market Square. The array of seven cellars offers further glass attractions. The interactive exhibition "Glass in Physics" presents the role of glass in optics and certain phenomena that can be demonstrated with glass tools. The modern means of presentation like LCD screens show old photographs that present the glass production in the first Krosno glassworks. We employ a steam projector that displays a holographic image of a show by Ksenia Simonowa, an artist who paint with sand on glass. The cellars also hold a cross section model of a glass furnace. One of the exhibitions, titled 'Wold brands produced in Krosno', presents glass products made locally for renown international companies. They prove that the skill of local workers is appreciated by the best players on the international market. The last two cellars present unique works of art. The glass objects are different in their character and the techniques empolyed for their creation.
Discover the magical art of glassblowing!