Joe Casey– Master Rheintour Cutter Joe lives in Waterford with his wife Deirdre. They have three children. He enjoys soccer and works in the Referee Education Department for the Football Association of Ireland, recruiting, training and developing referees to national league standards.
Joe started in the crystal industry at fifteen years of age when he commenced employment in the Waterford Crystal factory, formerly located at Kilbarry on the outskirts of the City. Joe’s apprenticeship involved rheintour cutting, which refers to the broader and flatter type of cutting that is found on the necks of decanters or on the stems and bases of traditional cut crystal centerpieces and large vases and bowls.
Having qualified as a Master Craftsman, he spent twenty years cutting before becoming a training instructor, training apprentices on how to correctly execute rheintour cutting. He then became manager of the cutting department and continued as manager for the remaining years at the Kilbarry factory.
Joe is very pleased that he can utilize his experience and skills to contribute to the creation and success of Cashs Crystal.
Since 1976 Cashs of Ireland has been synonimus with fine crystal and Irish gifts fashioned by hand in traditional ways by skilled Irish craftsmen.
First founded in Cork, Ireland, Cashs crystal and jewelry are now hand crafted in several factories in Waterford, Ireland, long known as a center of fine crystal.
Each piece of Cashs Crystal is hand cut and polished by skilled artisans with hundreds of years of combined experience in creating crystal masterpieces.
Some items that require technology not available in Ireland are crafted on old continental European production lines, using Irish design and glass mixtures, never compromising the quality.
Each piece of Cashs is hand wrapped in soft velvet pouch and delivered to our customers in an immaculate gift box.
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