Based in the iconic landscape of the Lake District, Cumbria Crystal is the last producer of high-quality lead crystal in the United Kingdom. Created in 1976 to preserve heritage British crafts, its aspiration is to produce the best hand blown and hand cut crystal using only traditional glassmaking processes. The small team of 23 highly skilled artisans are committed to techniques and processes that have hardly changed in the last 2,000 years. Craftsmanship is embraced and automation is shunned in favour of a handmade aesthetic celebrated worldwide.
Cumbria Crystal is the crystal of choice for all the British embassies, many royal families and luxury stores in every corner of the world. Its production has been featured in numerous period dramas, including five seasons of Downton Abbey, James Bond and Darkest Hour, to name but a few, as it epitomises quality and prestige. The flexible nature of the handmaking processes enable Cumbria Crystal to also undertake bespoke creations for private individuals.