Pat Lenane – Master Wedge Cutter
Pat lives in Dungarvan, in the western part of Waterford County with his wife and three sons. Like most aspiring young Waterfordians, his first career choice was to become a craftsman with the renowned crystal factory. So in 1970 at the age of fifteen, Pat began a distinguished career with Waterford Crystal that would last for almost forty years. During his five year apprenticeship, Pat achieved an A qualification of each of the required test piece—an outstanding feat! Pat was the first person to become a Master Cutter in the Dungarvan plant, where giftware and trophies were among the prime product range.
Later Pat became the first training instructor of newly recruited wedge cutters in Dungravan. Additionally, he trained in tooling technology which includes designing, developing and maintaining diamond cutting wheels. Part of his training took Pat to Germany to assist suppliers in developing best practice in the emerging field of diamond cutting technology. He is eager to share his talents and experience with Cashs Crystal and is looking forward to many more enjoyable years creating the finest hand-cut crystal. His tremendous skill and dedication to his craft can be seen and admired in many of Cashs beautiful crystal pieces.
Cashs Ireland is an exclusive Cashs Crystal retailer in the U.S.!
Cashs Crystal Tradition
Since 1976 Cashs of Ireland has been synonymous with fine crystal and gifts, all fashioned in traditional ways by skilled Irish craftsmen.
For generations, these Irish craftsmen have passed their knowledge of the ancient art of crystal making and
cutting from father to son. Cashs artisans have dedicated their lives to their craft, and their city of Waterford, Ireland. Cashs Crystal is hand cut, where possible, and polished to perfection according to centuries old
Inspired by Nature
Talented designers draw inspiration from Ireland’s rich history and beautiful countryside. They translate the
rolling green foothills, walled remnants of ancient cities, and magnificent seaside into stunning art.
Cashs designers bring to life these textures and patterns of Ireland with unique and exquisite detail.
Both designer and craftsman pour their talents into each piece as a handmade testament to their artistry and respect for nature.
Making of Cashs Crystal
Watch an exiting two minute video featuring Cashs Crystal artisans cutting and polishing the crystal pieces. Each of the items is hand cut and polished to perfection: