J HILL’s Standard

J HILL’s Standard is a new manufacturer of mouth blown, hand cut, crystal glassware from Waterford, Ireland. With only a few lead crystal glass blowers and only a handful of crystal cutters left in Ireland this heritage rich industry is in almost terminal decline. J HILL’s Standard aims to revive the crystal tradition in Waterford by engaging with contemporary designers to create new collections that will have an international appeal to design conscious consumers. J HILL’s Standard are also founding a Crystal Academy in Waterford to offer apprenticeships in both glass blowing and glass cutting to ensure the survival of Waterford’s world renowned crystal tradition.