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“Masterful”

Kite Design Studios
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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 be wrong to visit Waterford City and not take a look at Kite Design.

Thank Anthony H
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Enjoyed watching the glassblowers. I wished they were also xutting. Good prices for pretty art works from a variety of artists including a hat maker and silversmith.

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Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

I was so disappointed with the Waterford store and was delighted by this one. The craftsmen are right there working and the products are gorgeous. I realize that I bought blown glass, not crystal, but I love the vase I purchased. It is absolutely worth stopping in here if you're in Waterford. Beautiful items and reasonably priced.

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Reviewed 1 August 2012

This is a lovely smaller craft shop & studio were you can often watch glassblowing and/or cutting up close. I got a fabulous one-off coloured glass ring; each one available was different, costing 20-25 euros. Do call in and have a look :-) FYI: There are lots of glass pieces, so just keep an eye on small children, & as the shop is small buggies should probably be left outside.

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Reviewed 9 July 2012

In the heart of Waterford city, and center of the Viking Triangle you will find a one of the best artisan shops South East Ireland has to offer. At 11 Henrietta street right on the corner with the large door open on a good day, the glass makers are in action and the beckoning of the furnace and molten colored glass cannot be refused. As I wandered in on my own the friendliness of the artists and their consummate interest in providing me with the tricks of their individual craft was superb. Allow Sean Egan Master glass engraver to tell you his emotional story of his special piece designed and delivered to New York City firefighters in honor of their loss on 9/11. Kite Gallery shop contains a lobby for display of Items for sale but the door is uniquely open to those who have an interest in wandering further to watch the collective at work. Sean Egan Art Glass, Bonzie Designs,Stradbally jewelers, Irish Handmade glass, and Anne McDonnell Print maker... take up residence here and the comfort and ease of wandering about while they work is extraordinary. My special thanks to Tony Hayes whose skill level exceeds the exceeding for his patient and courteous responses to my plebeian questions. I spent well over two hours learning , chatting and watching these Master craftsman take raw material to work and with intense heat turn out the most beautiful glassware I have yet witnessed. Do yourself a favor and witness what Waterford crystal used to be and those that pipe along without skipping a beat to an Irish drum that many thought was silenced.

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