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Centrum Szkła i Ceramiki Kraków

Glass and Ceramics Centre

Centrum Szkła i Ceramiki na Zabłociu
Lipowa 3, 30-702 Kraków Tourist region: Kraków i okolice
tel. +48 124236790
In June 2014 the Glass and Ceramics Centre was opened – it is the only educational and cultural facility in Kraków that deals with glass and ceramics.
The institution is a part of the Institute of Ceramics and Building Materials and is located in a post-industrial part of Kraków, in Zabłocie, at 3 Lipowa Street, opposite Oskar Schindler's Factory and MOCAK Museum of Contemporary ArtThe Glass and Ceramics centre includes:- The Lipowa 3 Gallery, which regularly organises exhibition of Polish contemporary artists, and at the same time offers genuine handmade glassware and ceramics (plates, bowls, glasses, figurines, caskets, jewellery) by Polish artisans and own handmade products.- Live demonstrations of manual glass blowing - which allows visitors to have a close look at manual moulding of glass and try their hand as a gaffer.- "Glass in Kraków. Industry and art. 1931-1998" – a permanent exhibition devoted to the subject of history and technology of glass production that includes a collection of authentic tools used for manual glass blowing, a collection of antique glass vessels from the late 19th and early 20th century, and a collection of contemporary coloured artistic glassware produced at 3 Lipowa Street in 1969-1998. - A training centre for students of such institutions as AGH University of Science and Technology (multi-major: Ceramics, specialisation "Conservation and Revitalisation Materials") and the Academy of Fine Arts (faculties: Sculpture, Conservation and Restoration of Art Works) that offers regular and laboratory classes concerning production of glass, ceramics and building materials.- Small batch production centre of building materials based on Roman cement: plasters, mortars, dyes and artistic glassware, tiles, glazed roof tiles and mortars for filling joints in historic buildings.