Jerpoint Glass Studio is an Irish handmade glass company and a true family business. Established in 1979 by Keith and Kathleen Leadbetter, together with their small team of glass blowers, they have built Jerpoint into an internationally recognised name.
Keith initially worked in pottery and in laboratory glassblowing in the UK. In the late sixties, he attended the prestigious Orrefors Glass School in Sweden to formally train as a master glassblower. After travelling extensively throughout Europe to develop his skills as a glass maker, Keith returned to Ireland. Kathleen is a self-taught artist who is passionate about aesthetics and design. She has created the unique colored glass palette now synonymous with Jerpoint Glass. Together they started Jerpoint Glass Studio in December of 1979, from the converted Dutch barn at their home in Co. Kilkenny.