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MEET THE ARTISANS WHO CREATE WATERFORD PRODUCTS

 

 

JIM O'LEARY, WATERFORD CRYSTAL, DESIGN DIRECTOR

 

Jim O'Leary

   

Jim began his four-decade career at Waterford Crystal began as a cutter and rapidly attained Master Craftsman status. After a five-year stint in the Design Studio, he ascended to his current position as its director. Jim retains the skilled craftsman's dedication to the crystal arts, from blowing and cutting to sculpting and polishing.

 

 
 

JOHN CONNOLLY, WATERFORD CRYSTAL CHIEF DESIGNER

 

John Connolly

   

John Connolly is Chief Designer and Master Glass Cutter, dedicating three decades of service to Waterford Crystal. As a Master Cutter for sixteen years, John had the distinction of cutting some of our most famous trophies and presentation pieces. John joined the Design Department to develop the highly acclaimed Master Cutter Collection and is at the forefront of all new Waterford products.

 

 
 

CLARE WALSH, WATERFORD CRYSTAL DESIGNER

 

Clare Walsh

   

Clare followed in her parents' footsteps by joining the Waterford family, making her a true Waterford legacy in her own right. A graduate of the prestigious Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork, Clare joined the Waterford design team in 1999 as a sculptor. Clare is one of the key designers of the Evolution collection. Her keen eye and attention to colour-trends has led to striking designs, dynamic shapes and dramatic colour combinations.

 

 
 

DAVID BOYCE, WATERFORD CRYSTAL, MASTER ENGRAVER

 
David Boyce    

David began his Waterford Crystal career as a wedge cutter. In 1993 he joined the Engraving Department. Over the years, David has engraved many sports trophies such as the Players Championship Golf Trophy and the ATP Tennis World No. 1 Trophy as well as the Super Bowl Trophy. In addition, David has worked on engraved portraits of numerous famous celebrities.

 

 
 

PAUL FARRELL, WATERFORD CRYSTAL, MASTER CUTTER

 
Paul Farrell     At seventeen years old, Paul joined Waterford Crystal as an apprentice Wedge Cutter. After a five-year apprenticeship Paul was deemed a fully qualified cutter. His specialty is the Waterford Crystal vase range as well as one-of-a-kind items, sports trophies and unqiue pieces including Aladdin's Lamp, Cinderella's Slipper, Snow White's Apple and the entire Disney Collection.

 

 
 

JOHN McGRATH, WATERFORD CRYSTAL, MASTER CUTTER

 
John McGrath     John joined Waterford Crystal in 1975 and worked with some of the top masters in the company, cultivating his exceptional knowledge and understanding of the craft and became a Master Wedge Cutter. He specializes in Waterford Lighting, working with the intricacies of cutting chandeliers and lamps to enhance the sparkle that is synonymous with the Waterford name.

 

 
 

SEAN O'DONNELL, WATERFORD CRYSTAL, MASTER CUTTER

 
Sean O'Donnell     Sean was one of the first apprentices to work at Dungarvan Waterford. Eight years later, he became a Master Glass Cutter. Sean loves to creating beautiful crystal masterpieces including the Waterford Society limited editions pieces. He has the distinction of being one of a few craftsmen to cut every Waterford Society annual signature exclusive issue since the Society began in 1994.

 

 
 

PHILIP O'KEEFFE, WATERFORD CRYSTAL, MASTER CUTTER

 
Philip O'Keeffe     Philip started with Waterford Crystal in 1973 at sixteen years old. His early days were spent cutting stars on the bases of tumblers and glasses and learning from master glasscutters. Philip achieved the status of Master Glass Cutter himself, specializing in Waterford Crystal's heavier pieces. With strength, skill and artistry, Philip creates traditional deep cuts of shimmering elegance.

 

 
 

JOSEPH O'MAHONY, WATERFORD MASTER WEDGE CUTTER

 
 
Joseph O'Mahony     Joseph began his apprenticeship in 1970. Joseph excelled at cutting all the stemware patterns, and later the larger heavy items. Working now in the Special Department, something Joe always aspired to, "takes the cutting of crystal to a higher level". He takes great pride in cutting Masterpieces and specially commissioned trophies.

 

 
 

TOM POWER, WATERFORD CRYSTAL, MASTER CUTTER

 
Tom Power      Tom began his career with Waterford as a Wedge Cutter 1969. Within ten years he advanced to Master Wedge Cutter. Meeting the criteria of 25 years experience as a Master Craftsman, Tom joined the Special Department of Waterford Crystal, cutting many one-off pieces that are destined to grace the display cabinet of many of the high achievers in sport, politics and business. One of his great works includes the Waterford Crystal Ball, lowered at the Times Square New Year's celebration in New York.

 

 
 

VINCENT RELLIS, MASTER RHEINTOUR CUTTER

 
Vincent Rellis     For Vincent, working at Waterford was a family tradition with many of his siblings employed by Waterford Crystal. He commenced his apprenticeship in the craft of Rheintour or flat-cutting. This technique is especially difficult on the stems of wine glasses, as the cuts must be symmetrically placed around each stem. Waterford Crystal has designed suites based entirely on these flat cuts such as Curraghmore and the Royal Tara, inspired by 19th century Waterford Designs.

 

 
 

GERARD TREACY, WATERFORD CRYSTAL MASTER GLASS BLOWER

 
Gerard Treacy     Gerard began his career with Waterford Crystal as an apprentice glass blower in 1979. Within a year he moved on to ball glass blower. The skill of the Master Glass Blower combines tremendous dexterity and coordination of hands, breath and strength, especially with the larger items. In 1984, Gerard qualified as a glass blower and, three years later, became a Master Glass Blower. He has worked on the entire range of Waterford Crystal stemwares.
 
   

MICHAEL VEREKER, WATERFORD CRYSTAL MASTER CUTTER

 
Michael Vereker     Michael joined Waterford Crystal in 1972. Within eight years he advanced to Master Cutter. This work calls for an artistic eye and steady hand. In Michael's own words "I find cutting crystal very artistic, very hands on and very fulfilling". During his career, Michael has hand-cut exclusive and magnificent pieces such as the Romance of Ireland Collection, the American Heritage Series and numerous now-retired Waterford Society pieces.

                 

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