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Address: 11 Henrietta Street, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 51 858 914
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Wonderful art glass from local glassblowers and cutters

As you may have heard, Waterford Crystal is outsourcing much of its crystal production to Slovenia and China. Many of the former craftspeople from that plant are striking out on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kent T
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As you may have heard, Waterford Crystal is outsourcing much of its crystal production to Slovenia and China. Many of the former craftspeople from that plant are striking out on their own to continue to make and sell crystal. This place features more abstract and "artsy" glass than the traditional hand-cut vases, etc. Prices range from inexpensive for a Christmas... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I always purchase presents here for all occasions through out the year. They do the most amazing baby soothers for christenings. The guys are so helpful and talanted. Glass blowing at its best and you know it is guaranteed 100% irish and that it is made there. The guys are truly amazing at what they do

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I was so looking forward to visiting this business, but unfortunately we were in Waterford for only one day which happened to be on a public holiday Monday so they were closed - so disappointed :(

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london
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

We visited Kite Design Studios as we had been told that this shop sold glass that was actually made in Waterford, unlike the Waterford Crystal shop unless you bought a bespoke piece from there. We were not lucky enough to see a demonstration so it would be worthwhile telephoning before your visit as this would be a fascinating event and... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Very modern and reasonable blown glass. Guys that used to work for Waterford. They blow glass on site and sell their glass in the retail store.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

The Waterford Glass company is still open in Waterford, but they have sent almost all the production to Slovenia. So if you want hand blown Irish glass go 2 blocks to the Kite Design Studio where former Waterford craftsmen have set up their own shop. Nice hand made glass at reasonable prices.

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2014

The craftsmen are right there working and the products are outstanding and as for the workers they are true masters. The staff are very pleasant and friendly. It is absolutely worth stopping in here if you're in Waterford. Beautiful items and reasonably priced. It would be wrong to visit Waterford City and not take a look at Kite Design.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Enjoyed watching the glassblowers. I wished they were also xutting. Good prices for pretty art works from a variety of artists including a hat maker and silversmith.

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Manassas, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

I was so disappointed with the Waterford store and was delighted by this one. The craftsmen are right there working and the products are gorgeous. I realize that I bought blown glass, not crystal, but I love the vase I purchased. It is absolutely worth stopping in here if you're in Waterford. Beautiful items and reasonably priced.

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2012

This is a lovely smaller craft shop & studio were you can often watch glassblowing and/or cutting up close. I got a fabulous one-off coloured glass ring; each one available was different, costing 20-25 euros. Do call in and have a look :-) FYI: There are lots of glass pieces, so just keep an eye on small children, & as... More 

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