Art of creation • Mold making
The beech forests, abundant in the North Bohemia, provide a natural and easily accessible material for glassmakers. That is why the headquarters of many renowned Czech glass pioneers including Lasvit’s are located in this region. Beechwood is very dense, and yet easily split, which makes it an ideal slow-burning firewood. Its pliability however also makes it an especially convenient agent for glass molds. Molded glass has been a staple of the Czech glassmaking industry and the method dates back all the way to the 5th century BC. Only healthy trees with top-quality wood are selected. After the tree is cut down, the wood is submerged in water until it sinks all the way to the bottom – this process further increases its firmness and quality.