Tudor Crystal is one of the last producers of full 30% full lead crystal glassware still to make hand made, mouth blown and hand cut crystal products for the table and gift market in the UK. Being proud to say that the products are "STILL MADE IN STOURBRIDGE" means that each piece in the range embrases years of tradition and craftmanship honed in the heart of the crystal area of the West Midlands.
The exciting thing is that Tudor Crystal is currently going through a rennaisance period and is in the process of developing new designs and glass concepts for table glass and new delicate patterns for some of its vases and bowls. The tradition, skills and dedication of our master craftsmen remains but soon, as well as new classic Stourbridge crystal, you will be able to buy more contemporary glassware from us.
All still totally made in Stourbridge.
Tudor Crystal is also developing a new web site to showcase the new range where you will be able buy products direct online through a new secure payment system.
VISITOR ATTRACTION AT
Tudor Crystal is pleased to be able to invite visitors, individuals or groups, who would like to see the crystal actaully being made and hand cut into the factory by appointment.
Appointments are essential to ensure that the glassmakers are not disturbed in their work and we would normally only accept visitors up to 1pm as the glassmakers start work at the crack of dawn and consequentely finish at 2pm.
On your visit we will be able to show you the basic materials that combine to make30% lead crystal, the process of drawing the molton glass from the furnace, it being prepared and then mouth blown into a mould and how each piece is then cracked off the blowers rod and the start of the cooling process.
We will then take you through the factory to see the glass being inspected and the various processes that inlcude edge melting, hand cutting and finishing. Finally of course we will be able to show you the finished product. A glittering piece of true English lead crystal.
Following your tour we will invite you to view the various examples of our work in the factory shop where you will be able to purchase a variety of crystal at highly discounted prices.
Tudor Crystal invites you to preview one of its new designs. Called "Richmond" it will be available in a range of glass options including a saucer champagne and a classic martini glass. With its typically English look to the cutting, its twist is that the glass shape looks modern therefore appealing to both young and old. Available to both trade and public very soon.