Connemara Blue Handcrafted Glass, Galway
Connemara Blue creates handcrafted, oven-melted glass pieces in their workshop in Clifden, the ‘capital of Connemara’.
Connemara Blue was founded in Clifden in 2010 by glass artist Ben Crow. Wendy Debrock-Jeffries joined the team in 2012, followed by Tash Coplestone-Crow in 2020.
With an emphasis on unique, contemporary design and inspired by their love of the Connemara landscape, they have created unique glass art pieces and gifts for all budgets, which are loved by collectors around the world.
In addition to their own unique glass pieces and gifts, Connemara Blue also offers a bespoke design service.
Meet the team:
Ben Crow knew from the first moment he put the cutter on the glass that he had found something special. He finds the soft curves, flowing lines and varied colors of the Connemara landscape pleasing to portray in glass, especially in larger rooms.
Tash Coplestone-Crow is a classically trained musician and teacher with over 20 years of experience in the music education industry. She finally took the plunge and joined the Connemara Blue Team in January 2020, and went on to develop her own ‘Crazy Bird’ line and designed and created larger pieces including wall panels, bowls and plates.
Pauline Crow previously worked in nursing and teaching before joining glassmaking relatively late in the brand’s history. Having largely learned the basics of glass cutting on her own, she has developed a fantastically original set of “Fairy Garden” decorations and coasters, each with their own distinct and charming character.
The only place you can buy the original Connemara Blue is in their store or on their website. You can visit their workshop in Connemara Blue, The Pink House, Market Square, Clifden, Co Galway. You can also consult them on Facebook or Instagram.