Cumbria Crystal, Ulverston

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Cumbria Crystal was founded in 1976 to produce very high quality, handmade, full lead crystal tableware and these qualities remain at the heart of the company today.

The last English manufacturer of luxury hand-blown and hand-cut full lead crystal, Cumbria Crystal refuses to produce overseas or use automated manufacturing methods and only uses traditional glassmaking methods.Commitment to quality remains exacting; each piece of crystal is inspected twice before receiving the Cumbria Crystal assay mark of first quality.

The Company has remained small and true to its artisan roots and employs 17 people at its factory in The Lake District where visitors can watch craftsmen and women producing crystal in the time honoured way.

The company is lead by Katy Holford who is reinventing cut crystal for 21st century living with contemporary and innovative designs. Uniquely both the designer and MD, Katy has an impressive design background. Winner of the Laurent Perrier Design Award 2004, Katy has worked with Wedgewood, Czech&Speake, Perrier Jouet, Vista Alegre and Crabtree & Evelyn.
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  • August 21, 2017
    We visited the Cumbria Crystal factory store in Ulverston and could not have been more pleased with their product line and customer service. The staff did an outstanding job at assisting us and being ...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    I received a present from my family to attend a crystal cutting course at @cumbriacrystal. It was an amazing experience. The tutor Heath Gillespie, was friendly and encouraging. I had no experience of...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    Its a shop selling crystal products with a fairly high price tag. The factory at the back is free to enter, but not really worth it as the staff do not interact with the visitors. When we visited ther...  more »
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  • The shop is like a gallery of artifacts, massive selection of glassware. Prior to having the pleasure of visiting Waterford crystals,Cumbria crystal seem to go that extra mile,enclosing a instruction letter on how to take care of your precious gift,although I did not have the pleasure of a personal tour, I was greated by the managing director.thank you sir for the warm welcome
  • lady was really helpful took us through the workshop and talked us through the process of glassblowing was really lovely and friendly. would deffo recommend to anyone. great experience

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