Glass Production

Since earliest times glass production has been characterised by a long tradition of craftsmanship, a high degree of technical expertise and artistic, creative skills. In the factory in Frauenau the glass is produced using highly skilled craft techniques in our own glass furnace. During our guided tours through the factory you have an opportunity to experience yourself the creation of a glass product from smelting to the final finishing process.

 

Impressions from the workshops of Glashütte Eisch

Glashütte Eisch lies at the heart of the Bavarian Forest. It is here that the Eisch family has been producing hand-made glass for over 60 years.

Every morning at 6 am the liquid glass, which has been melted overnight by the master glass smelter, is ready to be transformed into artistic objects or drinking glasses.

In order to give the glass the desired shape it is blown into wooden forms of native beech wood which are hand-made in the glassworks’ own turner’s workshop.

Using simple glassmaker’s tools but highly skilful hands the experienced glass-makers know how to deal with the idiosyncrasies of this viscous material

Powdered coloured glass is added to the hot glass to set colourful accents.

The glass blowers also work with a naked flame: they heat prefabricated tubes to make them malleable.

After the cooling process, which takes several hours, the cap left from the production process must be cut off and the edge ground smooth and finished.

In Glashütte Eisch there are specialists for many different types of finish such as glass cutting, glass engraving and three-dimensional sand blasting

In the paint shop the glass is painted by hand, for example with real gold and real platinum.