Josephinenhütte

Josephinenhütte

Formung des Glaskörpers in der Manufaktur von Kurt Josef Zalto

Forming the body of the glass in the workshop of Kurt Josef Zalto.

Each glass is created through a number of working steps and every step demands an extraordinary level of experience, skill and absolute concentration on the part of the master glassmakers.

While constantly rotating the blowpipe, the glassmaker skilfully blows the hot liquid glass into the two-part beechwood mould. This creates the fine, wafer-thin goblet - the cuppa - of the wine glass.

The stem is then stretched out of the goblet with pliers and a liquid glass mass is applied from which the base plate is rotationally crafted using specialised wooden tongs.

All this is done entirely by hand. Any glass that does not meet the highest precision requirements and the precise feather-light weight is melted down again and recycled.

Every single glass is a masterpiece of perfect craftsmanship.