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Rory Leadbetter

Rory Leadbetter Glassblower
Contact
English
Hours:
Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 18:00, Sunday 12:00 - 17:00
Phone:
+353 567724350
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A spirit of collaboration

  • • Rory's working material is over 1100ºC
  • • He plays with colour and transparency
  • • Family teamwork is the key to success

Rory Leadbetter is part of a chain of craftspeople who are keeping glassblowing alive in Ireland today. Watching a skilled craftsperson blowing glass, it looks fluid and natural. But this ease is the result of years of training in this ancient craft. Techniques handed down through generations of makers, perfected over time. Rory works in his family’s business, Jerpoint Glass. They produce distinctive colourful glassware for the home, which is inspired by the beautiful Kilkenny landscape. He trained in his craft with his father Keith, and is guided in design aesthetics by his mother Kathleen. The spirit of collaboration is strong as Rory explains “glasswork is teamwork, we all have our strengths”.

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Works

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Horizon Collection

Inspired by sunsets, haze obscured mountain tops and a general love of the outdoors. This contemporary collection with the fluidity of the handmade finish has a particular elegance in its simple lines and its subtle meeting of colours.

Height 10 cm
Height 24 cm
Height 13 cm
Height 15 cm

Rory Leadbetter Glassblower
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Jerpoint Glass jugs

Jerpoint’s jugs personify timeless elegance, with clean and simple shapes the jugs are perfectly suited for the country table or a more modern setting. Lining the handle up on a glass pitcher is one of the trickiest tasks for the glassblower, all achieved by using the craftsmen’s eye and their years of experience.

Height 16 cm
Height 28 cm
Height 22 cm
Height 25 cm
Height 18 cm

Rory Leadbetter Glassblower
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Jerpoint Glass drinking glasses

Jerpoint Glass has always put a strong emphasis on creating practical glasses and all their glasses have this distinctive weight and feel about them that can only be achieved through handcrafting and hand finishing their pieces.

Height 10 cm
Height 20 cm
Height 12 cm
Height 20 cm
Height 10 cm
Height 19 cm
Height 17 cm

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Garden Glass Spirals

Add year round colour to your garden or make a statement with a garden spiral installation. Simply place over a bamboo cane or copper piping to make a vivid centrepiece either alone or in groups of three or five in the garden, patio or balcony. Available in all the bespoke Jerpoint colours.

Height 25 cm

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Monochrome jugs

Jerpoint’s Monochrome collection is a strong reflection of contemporary design and living trends. The simple lines and elegant single tone shades are a breath of fresh air while creating a perfect balance between accessible functional design and beautiful minimalistic aesthetic.

Height 25 cm
Height 18 cm

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