Kilkenny’s iconic Jerpoint Glass has taken inspiration from the past to launch its new 2013 Vintage Collection in ‘Cherry Blossom’.
Inspired by the early 1900’s, an era of inspirational elegance showcased on the successful Downton Abbey series, the limited ‘Cherry Blossom’ collection was designed by Kathleen Leadbetter of Jerpoint Glass.
The Leadbetter family have been designing and creating their renowned handcrafted glass in Kilkenny for the past 30 years.
Created in the summer colour of Cherry Blossom with its soft pink and white hue, the range has been handcrafted by Jerpoint Glass’ master craftsmen to form a tactile, rippled effect on the surface of the glass.
A popular trend from the 1920’s, this effect enhances the vintage appeal of this capsule collection of vases, dishes, jugs and table lamps.
“When we began designing our new collection, we found ourselves looking to the past. Jerpoint Glass is often described as having an antique quality and the glassblowing techniques we use have hardly changed over the past 2,000 years” said Sally Leadbetter, Jerpoint Glass.
Jerpoint Glass was founded by Master glassblower Keith Leadbetter in 1979 who still creates a number of the studio’s iconic designs today.
A popular tourist attraction Jerpoint Glass will host regular glass blowing demonstrations and exhibitions at its Studio in Stoneyford, Co. Kilkenny.
The new Vintage Collection in Cherry Blossom is available from Jerpoint Glass Studio, Stoneyford, Co. Kilkenny, Meubles, Kilkenny City, The Kilkenny Shop Nassau Street, Design Centre Kilkenny and Quinlan’s, Macroom in Co. Cork.
With increasing demand from collectors worldwide, Jerpoint Glass has launched its first online store. jerpointglass.com features new and popular Jerpoint Glass collections and a range of special offers each month.