Waterford Crystal Factory, Ireland

This evening, I am focusing on the Waterford Crystal Factory in Waterford, Ireland.

Crystal manufacture has a 200-year-old heritage in Waterford. Here visitors can visit the showroom wherein can be viewed the world's largest collection of Waterford Crystal, make purchases and watch the entire crystal making process from wooden moulds to cutting and engraving.

Here are the wooden moulds which are used in the first stage of shaping the molten crystal

Making Waterford Crystal
Making Waterford Crystal

 

Here is the blowing platform where Master Blowers shape and form the molten crystal using a furnace heated to 1400 degrees centigrade.

Making Waterford Crystal

 

Making Waterford Crystal
Master Cutter at work

Making Waterford Crystal
Finished Waterford Crystal

Waterford Crystal
Showroom at Waterford

Waterford Crystal
 

 Here is a selection of video clips:

Cutting Crystal


 Furnace Room


 Sculpting and engraving crystal


 Glassmaking


 

Overall, a high quality and unique visitor experience which is fully deserving of a visit when in southern Ireland.

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