Jug (G5)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Jug

Made in

Bennettsbridge

Date

1976

Description

Glass jug with a handle, wide base and thin neck, widening out into the spout.

Materials and techniques

Free-blown clear glass. Half crystal glass containing 15% lead.

Dimensions

height:  25cm

Object number

G5

Category

Maker's statement

The glass we use is known as half got approx. 15% lead. We work only in clear glass, the main difference between our glass and the normal factory technique is normal factory produced glass is made by a team of as many as eight men, each of whom make a part of the whole. All the glass at the Bennettsbridge workshop is made and finished by only one person with a helper. It is a much slower and less mechanical process; each piece has as a result its own distinct individual character.