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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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  • The crystal on sale here is limited in style. Have visited better glass blowers with better quality crystal.  more »
  • Enroute home from Windermere we decided to do a little detour. We found a leaflet at our hotel for this place so off we went. Here you can watch several experts make crystal glasses and it is fascinat...  more »
  • Great respect to the people who can do this properly! Our group of four had two days with the experts at Cumbria Crystal who patiently demonstrated, then coaxed us through the processes involved in et...  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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