Bringing a lot of joy with very little - true to this motto, Josy works as a glass engraver in her favorite place in the Kitzbühel region: her own studio in Jochberg.
From the glass school to the own studio
Josy Aufschnaiter was aware early on that she had a special connection to the art of glass. After successfully graduating from the Kramsacher Glasfachschule, Josy first gained professional experience as an engraver in Rattenberg before working in the glass department of a store in St. Johann. In 2009, she took the big step and went into business for herself by opening her own studio. After more and more people became interested in her fascinating glass art, Josy and her husband designed a spacious business space on the lower floor of their house at the entrance to Jochberg in 2015, where Josy pursues her passion and is now supported by two employees and her daughter Veronika.
Glass engraving and carpentry
Whether a small vase, a large decanter or a filled liquor bottle made of glass - KunsTraum offers all this with individual engraving. But that is not all. Not only Josy's creative works can be found in the store, her husband Josef also contributes a lot to the offer. He is a carpenter and over time the two of them have thought about how these two elements - wood and glass - can best be combined. And from this idea arose a very special product that the two offer with great pleasure: a wood-glass heart. One side is made of glass, the other side of wood and the whole thing is crowned by the installation of LED lighting and the desired engraving.
More than just a business
Josy had long been excited by the idea of combining shopping with a leisurely cup of coffee or a fortifying breakfast. When her daughter joined the business, the two set about implementing it and opened a café in the back of the KunsTraum in 2019. In addition to warm drinks and small delicacies, customers can also enjoy a leisurely breakfast. In addition to a varied selection of fresh bread, cold cuts, muesli and fruit, small quail eggs, a freshly squeezed carrot-apple juice and mini nut buns await guests. Advance reservations required.
But the café is not the only addition in recent years. Just outside the front door of the specialty glass store is a little Free Little Library. The glass engraver's daughter was fascinated by the idea that people could put books in it and take other books back, so she and her friend created this little library. Young or old, there's something here for everyone.
#LocalHeroes from Kitzbühel
It is the people who make Kitzbühel and its holiday villages Reith, Aurach and Jochberg this special. These are exactly the personalities we are talking about in our "LocalHeroes" series, in which the true heroes of our region are put in the spotlight. They would never call themselves heroes, but they are: Because it is only due to their passion for what they do that we can all experience the unique Kitzbühel attitude to life.