We were so surprised and pleased not only at the artistry we saw at Waterford Crystal, but at the artisans themselves. Even our tour guide Seán was a cutter with over 40 years experience at Waterford. His hands had not only created the beauty of the renowned crystal, but took such care of me during the tour as well. Each of the men who were working that day took such time to share their craft with us. The pride they took in what they were doing was so evident. They were not carving glass—they were creating beauty for all time—beauty that will last forever. And what amazed me the most about the cutting was that they look through the glass to cut it! The men have asked for a copy of the top picture. They said it captured their art via the lighting more than any one they had ever seen. I was so pleased. (click on pic for slide show and info)


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