One glass – many hands

In glass production, manual skills, specialized knowledge, division of labor, aesthetic sense and creativity all come together.

People have been making glass for around 4,000 years. Since the 1st century v. Chr. Until today it is still blown on the glassmaker’s pipe. In addition, glass can be designed using a variety of techniques: It is always innovative and representative of the taste and attitude to life of its time. It receives this added value through the interaction of many hands with specialist craftsmanship and creative minds. The interlocking workflows in design, production and finishing can only be mastered in teamwork. This applies to the medieval forest glassworks as well as to modern glassworks or studios.

The division of labor and the industrial side of glassmaking has always been the basis for the self-confidence and autonomy of the glass people with regard to serfdom or guild rules.