Keith and Kathleen Leadbetter founded Jerpoint Glass in 1979 when Keith's master glass blower skills and Kathleen's self taught artistry knowledge met to form these beautiful glass pieces. Keith initially worked in pottery and in laboratory glassblowing in the UK. In the late sixties, he attended the prestigious Orrefors Glass School in Sweden to train as a master glassblower.

Jerpoint is made in Stoneyford, Co. Kilkenny, employing the techniques and tools that have been used in glassmaking for many centuries. They create beautiful glassware that would last a lifetime and should be part of the owners daily routine.

On a visit to the Leadbetter family, we chatted about their story over coffee.