Glass and Ceramics Centre

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Crt
Sezana, Slovenia12 contributions
Beware: glass workshop is closed during winter time
Dec 2019
I have visited the centre and the lady informed us that the workshop is closed during winter time. We were able only to visit the shop which is nice, but not the same as seeing the process of glass forming in live. The webpage doesn't mention anything about the closure. If you decide to visit this place only due to the glass workshop I suggest to call the centre in advace to check opening hours.
Written December 27, 2019
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K1000
Greater London, UK9 contributions
Fascinating glassworkers & a museum too!
Aug 2019 • Friends
Positioned directly over the road from the Schindler Factory Museum, we visited this little oasis of sparkly glass entirely by mistake. The Schindler Museum is closed the first Tues of every month and, after walking all the way there, it was on the off-chance that we popped our heads into what looked like an art gallery specialising in pieces of bespoke blown glass, opposite the Schindler Museum.
Like most sights in Krakow, you can get there by taking a small, open-sided tourist bus to bring you, or you can walk through the picturesque surroundings of the Jewish Quarter and across the River Vistula.
The young lady behind the till welcomed us, in faultless English, and offered to let us watch some glass-making and glass-blowing that was taking place in the main body of the factory/institute, right behind the gallery front.
Price 3PLN each. Absolute bargain!
We watched as two gents collected blobs of molten glass from the furnace, moulded and cut it with glass-handling tools, rolled it into shape and produced transparent models of fish, birds and a cat which they then placed in a cooling kiln.
My mate blew some glass.
We’d also purchased a couple of tickets to the institute’s small museum upstairs, included in the price, it turned out, so up we went to have a peek, not expecting much at all.
A fascinating display of glass awaited; pieces of all colours, ages and styles and glass-making tools of all ages, together with a history of glass-making techniques in Poland. All the signs were also in English as well as Polish. We used the spotless loos and returned to our hotel. Not a wasted trip at all but an unexpected gem. No attempts to hassle you into making a purchase. Brilliant find!
We were the only people there. Whole visit takes about 1 hour.
Written August 28, 2019
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victoriaellis
Scotland, UK14 contributions
Brilliant!
Apr 2019 • Couples
Visited after we'd been to Schindler's Factory, just across the road. We arrived partway through a demonstration but were welcomed in and also had the opportunity to have a go at glassblowing ourselves, which was great. There is also a really interesting little museum upstairs and a great little shop with very reasonably priced items.
Written April 19, 2019
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denis b
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK105 contributions
Place of interest
Mar 2019 • Couples
The centre is opposite the shoulder museum it consists of a shop a visitors centre,and workshop where you can watch and have a go at glass blowing at the moment it looks like it's under refurbishment but well worth a stroll along the river bank
Written March 7, 2019
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John R
Edinburgh, UK205 contributions
Fascinating and entertaining
Dec 2018 • Friends
Watching these craftsmen at work is a pleasure. They will take just a few visitors or a whole group. They make it look so easy but in reality it is magical. Once you have seen the show you wii be amazed at how little is charged in the sale room for beautiful items. I defy you not to love this visit.
And it just across the road from the Schindler Factory.
Written December 5, 2018
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emilymrsc
Edinburgh, UK12 contributions
Experience Glassblowing
Sep 2018 • Couples
Fantastic little gem opposite Schindlers
Factory. There is the opportunity to go behind the scenes first watching glass blowing in action and then having a go. It’s a lot harder than it looks! Talented workers and the factory shop has glass ornaments at a very reasonable price. They also wrap
All purchases in bubble wrap so you can more easily and safely transport them home.
Great place to visit!
Written October 6, 2018
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Ppatel1234567
Toronto, Canada79 contributions
Amazing glass blowing experience
Sep 2018 • Friends
Watch true artisans make glass blown figurines and pots. These guys are very talented!
Definitely worth the visit when you are in Kraków
Located opposite Schindler factory
Written September 20, 2018
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Michal_2_Kowalczyk
Rzeszow, Poland28 contributions
Don't miss insights of glass production
Sep 2018 • Friends
The Glass and Ceramics Center is located on the opposite side of MOCAK contemporary art museum and Oscar Schindler's factory. The centre offers:
- live demonstrations of glass being hand-crafted
- you can try glass blowing yourself
- an exhibit of contemporary glass with Polish glass-designers and the history of glassmaking in Krakow
- a small shop with the selfmade glass products

The glass-blowers were nice and friendly and explained a lot of the procedures and steps to make a bulp, a glass or a rose. We could come close, take photos and feel the heat from the ovens. Really worth the visit, especially if you are looking for a special gift or souvenir.
Written September 6, 2018
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BobPat44
Scarborough, UK66 contributions
Fascinating insight in to the creation of glass objects
Aug 2018 • Couples
Just across the road from the Oscar Schindler factory is a gallery and workshop where dedicated craftsmen who are passionate about their work provide visitors with an opportunity to see and blow glass objects.
If you have never seen glass blown then this is a great place to see and learn.

Written August 4, 2018
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DlkStokes
Eastbourne, UK184 contributions
Brilliant demonstration dispite no English
Mar 2017 • Couples
This place is an absolute gem. It was included in our not so good Hop on Hop off tour. The staff were extremely friendly. The demonstration was fascinating, the two men extremely pleasant and very cleaver. They spoke no English, however made us feel really welcome. They clearly explained each part of the process. The objects they made were amazing and when we got to try it was great. A real Gem, well worth a visit.
Written March 26, 2017
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