Have Your Waterford Signed By Tom Brennan

Like his father, Tom Brennan was born in Waterford City, Ireland and fulfilled a lifelong dream of working for Waterford Crystal. From a young age, Tom aspired to follow in his father Leo's footsteps, by participating in the 200+ year tradition of fine crystal craftsmanship. Tom's career with Waterford Crystal began with his apprenticeship in 1986, where he mastered the art of crystal glass blowing.
Today, as Spokesperson & Master Artisan, Tom's craft comes to life as he educates and inspires Waterford consumers. One of his key roles is serving as spokesperson for the prestigious Waterford Crystal Times Square Ball, viewed by millions of people worldwide as they ring in the New Year.
From Master Craftsman to Brand Ambassador, Tom's journey is a reflection of his unrivaled passion for Irish heritage, his hometown, and Waterford Crystal.

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You can order your pieces anytime prior to the event, and we will have them signed and shipped anywhere in the continental U.S. free of charge.

Turn your Waterford into a family heirloom that will last for generations!

The event is on December 1st, 2020.

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For centuries the Irish have been supreme artists in glass. It is one of the great traditions in the realm of art, a tradition founded on patient and meticulous hand craftsmanship.The skill of Irish hands is only part of the story - there is also an uncanny power in those hands to impart something magical to glass. And in all of Ireland, no hands have been more patient, more meticulous, or more blessed with the elusive powers of art than the hands of Waterford crystal's craftsmen. When the brothers George and William Penrose founded the Waterford Glass House in 1783, they made a bold promise - to make Waterford crystal in "as fine a quality as any in Europe in the most elegant style."

It was no idle boast. They had in hand the old secrets of mingling minerals and glass to create Waterford crystal of beautiful and mysterious qualities. It sang sweetly at the tap of a finger. It felt soft and warm to the touch yet possessed strength and durability known only to Waterford crystal. And it radiated a distinctive, silvery white brilliance, which Waterford Crystal's artists enhanced with deeply - cut ornamentation that gave the finished pieces a vivacious, traditional Waterford crystal sparkle.

This great tradition lay dormant for a hundred years. But when Irish independence rekindled a passion for Irish arts in the 1940s and 1950s, a group of businessmen resolved to bring back to life the industry that had made the city of Waterford famous. They recruited a small band of hand - picked artists, and under the guidance of these masters, young apprentices learned the intricacies of the art of crysta l. In a few short years Waterford Crystal reclaimed its pride of place. Once more, it is the customary gift for royalty and heads of state. Patience, skill, and artistry had wrought a triumph at Waterford crystal.

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