home of handcut miniature crystal.
Jim Irish 1940 - 2017
Jim Irish was a master craftsman and cutter of the finest miniature crystal. He worked with crystal for over 60 years having started an apprenticeship in Waterford Crystal at the tender age of 15.
Jim was the only person in the world creating handcut crystal on this scale .Each piece was crafted from a solid piece of crystal and cut by hand, making every creation unique.
In 2000 he received a Certificate from Guinness World Records for the smallest handcut crystal bowl ever made, featuring 208 individual cuts.
Jim lived in Waterford on the South East coast of Ireland all of his life until he passed away in December 2017. He left behind an amazing collection of crystal. His work has never been replicated.
He was an extremely gifted and humble man who was a friend to many.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.