Jerpoint Glass Festival Cylinder Vase is made from handblown crystal at Jerpoint Glass Studio near Jerpoint Abbey in Co. Kilkenny. Jerpoint Glass is an Irish handmade glass company and a true family business based. Established in 1979 by Keith and Kathleen Leadbetter, they built Jerpoint into an internationally recognised name together with their small team of glass blowers. Now led by their son, master glassblower Rory Leadbetter, the Jerpoint glassblowers work with a material heated to over 1100°C and create diverse pieces ranging from paperweights to intricately formed wine glasses. 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.
Small: Diameter 7.5cm / Height 20cm
Large: Diameter 10.5cm / Height 26.5cm
Each piece of glass is handblown. As a result, there will be slight variation in size and patterning.
Handwash in lukewarm water. Do not drip dry. Avoid rapid temperature changes.