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Our Master Craftsmen

Richard Rowe - Crystal 100% Hand Cut - The Irish Handmade Glass Company

Richard Rowe

Master Glass Maker

Richie has been blowing glass for the last 46 years. During his time working for Waterford Crystal he has worked with many of the most recognised glass artists from around the world. Amongst these are Dale Chihuly, Joe Rosano and Dan Dailey. Richie is considered to be one of the finest glass makers ever to emerge from Waterford and this can be seen in the many works of art he has created at The Irish Handmade Glass Company.

Danny Murphy - Crystal 100% Hand Cut - The Irish Handmade Glass Company

Danny Murphy

Master Glass Cutter

Danny has been cutting glass since 1977 and durng that time he has gained a vast knowledge of his craft. He is responsible for all the cutting designs for us at The Irish Handmade Glass Company.

Derek Smith - Crystal 100% Hand Cut - The Irish Handmade Glass Company

Derek Smith

Master Glass Maker

Derek began his career as a Glass Blower in 1978 and spent the majority of his time blowing large items and world sports awards. Derek specialises in medium to large vases and bowls.

Tony Hayes - Crystal 100% Hand Cut - The Irish Handmade Glass Company

Tony Hayes

Master Glass Maker

Tony was one of the last apprentices employed by Waterford Crystal. He began his apprenticeship in 1986, qualifying as a blower in 1991 and he bacame a Master in 1994. He now creates many of the figurines made by The Irish Handmade Glass Company.