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Meet World Renowned Waterford Crystal Master Glass Cutter at Replacements, Ltd.

GREENSBORO, N.C., April 13, 2009 – Replacements, Ltd. welcomes Waterford Crystal Master Cutter John McGrath to meet customers and sign Waterford pieces at a special event Saturday, May 2, 2009. This marks McGrath’s only appearance in the Carolinas and his first visit to Replacements.

McGrath joined Waterford in 1975 and worked with some of the top masters in the company cultivating his exceptional knowledge and understanding of the craft to become a Master Wedge Cutter. Wedge cutting is most often used for the more intricate designs cut into Waterford crystal. Deeper wedge cuts result in prisms that scatter light and increase intense reflection; most are made using a single uninterrupted motion of the hand. McGrath specializes in Waterford Lightingware, working with the intricacies of cutting chandeliers and lamps to enhance the sparkle that is synonymous with the Waterford name.

Replacements invites the public to visit the company’s showroom/museum and meet McGrath in person from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2009. McGrath will sign classic Waterford pieces purchased at Replacements, including a 2009 Artisan Cookie Jar that will be sold exclusively for the signing event. Replacements, Ltd. is located just off I-40/I-85 (exit 132) at 1089 Knox Road, McLeansville, N.C.

About Replacements, Ltd.

Founded by Bob Page in 1981, Replacements, Ltd. carries the world’s largest selection of old and new china, crystal, silver and collectibles. The company’s 415,000 square foot facilities house an inventory of more than 12 million pieces from over 425,000 patterns.  Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., Replacements, Ltd. serves nearly ten million customers worldwide.


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Lisa Conklin, Public Relations Manager
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