About Us...   ...a little background...

...and other useful information about why we do what we do and why we'd like you to come and see it all for yourself.

Back in the days when Stourbridge was the centre of the glassmaking world our parents and in some cases, their parents (our grand-parents), worked in the glassmaking factories that had sprung up all around the area back in the mid-to-late 1700's. It was only natural that we followed them into this world of alchemy.

The Stourbridge area became world-renowned for the quality of its glass making and the skills learned through the decades were passed down from father to son and on to successive generations. Many women became expert glass cutters. Kevin followed his parents into the trade and became highly skilled in the craft.

Kevin learnt his trade with two of the world's most respected crystal glass makers; Stuart Crystal and then Royal Brierley Crystal. He worked at the famous Red House Glass Cone before eventually settling his business on the site of the former Webb Corbett Glassworks at the Ruskin Glass Centre, which itself was taken over by Royal Doulton until it closed in the late nineteen-nineties.

This long experience gives customers the confidence to regularly purchase quality glassware and, we hope, will go a long way in helping you choose to come and see our work for yourself and even create your own glass in our workshop where we can help you develop your own skills in glass decoration.

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