Cumbria Crystal Shines Bright
In a celebration of excellence and innovation within the tourism industry, the prestigious Cumbria Tourism Awards 2023 bestowed Cumbria Crystal with the highly coveted Makers and Producers Award. The recognition is a testament to the company's unwavering commitment to craftsmanship, its impact on the local community, and its contribution to enhancing the region's tourism experience.
Cumbria Crystal, nestled in the picturesque landscapes of South Cumbria, has been a beacon of artistry and craftsmanship since its inception in 1976. Established by passionate artisans with a shared love for traditional glassmaking, the company has grown to become an essential part of the region's cultural and tourism fabric.
- Preserving a Rich Heritage:
At the heart of Cumbria Crystal's success lies the dedication to preserving the time-honoured techniques of glassmaking. With an unwavering commitment to authenticity, the company's artisans breathe life into each piece, creating exquisite glassware that reflects the rich heritage of Cumbria's craftsmanship.
- Showcasing Local Talent:
The Makers and Producers Award not only acknowledge Cumbria Crystal's creative prowess but also recognizes the company's role as a platform for local talent. By nurturing aspiring artisans and providing them with opportunities to hone their skills, the company contributes significantly to the growth of the region's creative community.
- Boosting Local Tourism:
Cumbria Crystal's artistic creations have an undeniable allure for tourists visiting the region. Each piece not only captures the essence of Cumbria's natural beauty but also serves as a cherished memento for visitors to take home. The company's presence contributes to the appeal of Cumbria as a must-visit destination for art enthusiasts, further boosting the region's tourism industry. It is also a fantastic opportunity for those wanting to get closer to watch artisan's at work, or even try their hand at a glassblowing experience themselves.
Cumbria Crystal's CEO, Chris Blade, collecting the award at the ceremony held in Kendal on 5th July 2023.
The Makers and Producers Award at the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2023 represents a crowning achievement for Cumbria Crystal and its incredible team of artisans. An embodiment of the company's dedication to it's craftsmanship. As the company continues to illuminate the world with its exquisite glassware, it stands as a shining example of the symbiotic relationship between artistry, tourism, and the essence of Cumbria's cultural heritage.
With this esteemed accolade under its belt, Cumbria Crystal looks forward to a future filled with continued creativity, innovation, and a commitment to making Cumbria a truly unforgettable destination for travellers worldwide.