This handblown crystal ‘Festival’ wineglass is created at Jerpoint Glass Studio. Jerpoint Glass Studio is an Irish handmade glass company and a true family business based near Jerpoint Abbey in Co. Kilkenny. Established in 1979 by Keith and Kathleen Leadbetter, together with their small team of glass blowers, they built Jerpoint into an internationally recognised name. Now led by their son, master glassblower Rory Leadbetter, the Jerpoint glassblowers work with a material heated to over 1100°C, creating diverse pieces ranging from paperweights to intricately formed wine glasses, made using five separate gathers of hot molten glass. The simple hand tools of the glassblower have hardly changed since their origins 2000 years ago when glassblowing was introduced. Artists use movements that are deceptively minimal and develop the desired shapes by strategically heating, cooling and manipulating the red-hot liquid glass, until the magical transformation takes place.
Diameter 8.5cm / Height 22cm
Due to the handmade nature of the glass, there will be slight variation in size and patterning.
Handwash in lukewarm water. Do not drip dry. Avoid rapid temperature changes.