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Gorgeous local craftsmanship!

We were so happy to find Kite Design Studios. The beautiful pieces of glass, jewelry, and stone... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
Holly D
Phoenix, Arizona
Small colorful glass studio

This little gem of a place is small, but you can observe the blowing or the making of the glass... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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9 Jun 2018
“Gorgeous local craftsmanship!”
6 Jun 2017
“Small colorful glass studio”
11 Henrietta Street, Waterford, Ireland
+353 51 858 914
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Reviewed 19 October 2011

In Waterford it is all about the glass and the same could be said about the Kite Design Studio, but then you would miss out on some other fine artisans. The Kite Design Studio is a cooperative effort among the Waterford Chamber of Commerce, the...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

We were so happy to find Kite Design Studios. The beautiful pieces of glass, jewelry, and stone work were just stunning. We enjoyed watching folks at their craft, asking questions, and getting to know them. We were told that a lovely young woman who is...More

Thank Holly D
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

This little gem of a place is small, but you can observe the blowing or the making of the glass items. All are very colorful from vases to paperweights. What caught my eye was a colorful plate and the prices are very reasonable. Worth a...More

Thank Roedig
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We happened to be walking around Waterford in the morning and stumbled upon this shop. We are so glad we did - there are so many beautiful hand made glass pieces. We ended buying worry stones, an ornament, and candy canes which we were told...More

Thank kaitlynz628
Reviewed 20 November 2016

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...More

Thank Kent T
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...More

Thank Sarah C
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 :(

Thank gksmith
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...More

Thank E M M
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.

Thank rschagrin
Reviewed 2 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....More

Thank billbabbitt
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank Anthony H
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