About Smaltum Enamelware

Letter from Designer Markéta Novotná

Enamelling is an amazing technique. Since I was young, I have been crafting jewellery from various materials for me and my friends. Then I was introduced to enamelling – and it enamoured me. I started selling my products on the Charles Bridge in Prague. In 1990, me and my brother set up our first oven in a garage and I began painting on enamel mugs as well.

We started supplying shops in town centre. Soon we got offers from abroad. And so the company SMALTUM was born (officially established 1998). Today we have got 6 shops in Prague town centre and we sell all over the world.

We estimate that there are about 1 million mugs with my designs around the world. I really still enjoy the enamel. Today I work from our little workshop on new designs. Sometimes just for fun, sometimes something nice comes out of it. I most enjoy those little stories that return to us: A photo of a happy girl from France, to whom we sent her lost earring or a panicking father from the USA whose kid lost our mug and is refusing to drink from another…Then I know that our products bring joy to others as well:-)

How Smaltum Make Enamel Mugs

The Smaltum Shop in Prague