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“Glass blowing workshop and shop well worth a visit”

Kite Design Studios
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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 would be worthwhile telephoning before your visit as this would be a fascinating event and well worth seeing (I have seen it before elsewhere). The gentlemen who run this workshop learned their craft at Waterford Crystal but have given their pieces their own modern twist and they are very beautiful, colourful and eclectic pieces. I would definitely recommend a visit if you want a stunning piece of glass ware to take home from Waterford.

Thank E M M
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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.

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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. Nice hand made glass at reasonable prices.

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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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