Devon LivingIssue #06

Crystal clear

Dartington Crystal is making it special in Devon with style.

As one of Devon’s best-loved brands, Dartington Crystal reflects the very best our beautiful county has to offer. The skilled glassmakers at their north Devon factory use the many years of craft experience that they have gained to create a wealth of choices that can be used and enjoyed in any home.  With a simple and elegant style, the classic line and special sparkle of a Dartington piece will always be much admired and appreciated whether as an addition to your own home or when given as a gift.

you can also watch the glass making magic happen right in front of your eyes!”

Using the finest crystal material the craftsmen and women fashion red-hot molten crystal into beautiful glasses, vases and a wide array of lovely home accessories. As each piece is hand-made, no two items will ever be exactly the same. Often, only the trained eye can spot the subtle variations that are the hallmark of these stunning, hand-made creations. There are collections of fine wine glasses, luxury weight whisky tumblers, fabulous gin goblets and even crystal clocks to choose from.

A great way to choose your favourite is by visiting the extensive factory shop at the Torrington site where, on weekdays, you can also watch the glass making magic happen right in front of your eyes! If you want to send an authentic ‘made in Devon’ gift further afield, or perhaps didn’t get chance to visit while in Devon, there is a lovely selection available to buy on the website.

For a special gift or occasion, you can add that personal touch with an engraved message or monogram to nearly any piece purchased on-line from Dartington Crystal. For last minute gifts, there is an option to have your parcel safely delivered next day in the UK and for a little extra can be tastefully gift wrapped too. There’s no need to panic over what to choose for a wedding, anniversary or retirement gift, or indeed a treasured piece for that special birthday, as the team at Dartington crystal are always on hand if you need inspiration or advice, either in person in the shop or by calling their office

As a memento of a great holiday, a treat for your own home, or as a lovely present for someone bought from Devon with love, Dartington Crystal is well worth a look.


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Why not book a factory experience tour where you can watch the magical glassmakers in action? As Dartington Crystal is a working factory, the Factory Experience is open Monday – Friday (excluding bank holidays) with the last tour at 3.15pm.

"you can also watch the glass making magic happen right in front of your eyes!"