Commissions

At the House of Waterford Crystal, we create bespoke pieces for our customers.

The process of creating a unique piece begins in our studio, our design team work closely with the client at the conceptual stage of the project. It is the close collaboration that enables the House of Waterford Crystal to produce tailor-made pieces, always remaining aware of our clients’ needs.

One the design has been mutually agreed, we move to the next stage, the lengthy and painstaking process of mould-making, blowing and cutting. For commissioned pieces that are engraved, the extraordinary journey through the hands of numerous Master craftsmen culminates with a Master Engraver. Following the principles established by the ancient Egyptians, he applies the letting, inscription or images required. Instead of applying the tools to the crystal, the entire piece is carefully manoeuvred beneath the copper wheels. Once the engraving has been completed to the master Engravers complete satisfaction, the finished piece is polished to perfection.

The creation of every Waterford piece is an achievement in itself. Innovative design, expert crafting, unique tradition, incomparable care.

The House of Waterford Crystal has recently completely a stunning Waterford Crystal Vase. The piece was handcrafted in the factory on the Mall in Waterford. Mr William Sinnott from Illinois, USA commissioned a vase with a portrait of Pope John Paul II engraved on the front and the Vatican engraved on the back.

Waterford Crystal Fireman’s Helmet

The New York Yankees commissioned the House of Waterford Crystal to design and create a unique Waterford Crystal fireman's helmet to honour Mariano Rivera, the helmet bears the record-setting No. 602, as well as an image of Rivera, in recognition for the most saves in baseball history on Monday against the Rays. The crystal helmet was handcrafted at the House of Waterford Crystals’ Factory on the Mall in Waterford City, Ireland with copper-wheel engraving.

On September 25th, the New York Yankees honoured Mariano Rivera for his all-time saves record before the first game of Sunday's day-night doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox.