We are thrilled to announce the presence of one of Waterford Crystal’s finest master cutters, Tom Power, at a special signing event to be held in our 12,000 square foot showroom on Thursday, May 3, 2007 from 11:00am - 3:00pm, ET. Tom began his career with Waterford Crystal as an apprentice Wedge Cutter in September 1969. After a five-year apprenticeship with regular practical examinations and the cutting of a qualifying bowl, Tom was deemed a fully qualified Wedge Cutter. Five years later, Tom achieved the exact status of Master Wedge Cutter. Tom currently works in the Special Department in Waterford Crystal where he is responsible for the cutting of many one-of-a-kind pieces that are destined to grace the display cabinet of many of the high achievers in sports, politics and business. In order to work in this specialized area, it is necessary to have at least twenty-five years experience as a Master Craftsman. Examples of these include the Waterford Crystal Ball, which is lowered at the Times Square New Year’s celebration in New York, The Super Bowl Trophy, PGA Golf Trophies and many more. He lives in Waterford with his wife Ellen, their daughter Michelle and Grandson Evan.
This unique and fun event will offer our customers an opportunity to purchase Waterford classic stemware, giftware, and collectible pieces which can be personally signed by Tom Power. This is a perfect opportunity to purchase a bridal gift, Mother’s Day gift, baby gift, a unique piece to commemorate a special occasion, or pieces for your own (there's nothing wrong with that!) Waterford pattern or collection (certain exclusions apply, see below). Mr. Power will be happy to sign his name and the current year, or a specified date at your request.
As part of this special event, we are also offering an exclusive event piece for purchase and signing - the 8 1/2 inch Waterford Artisan cut crystal vase. We offer this very attractive piece (pictured at left). You can purchase this piece online by clicking here.
You may preorder this Artisan piece by calling the number listed below and letting our representative know you’d like to have it signed by Tom Power. If you are unable to attend our signing event in person, we will hold your order until May 3rd and make arrangements for Mr. Power to sign your special purchase. We’ll then ship your signed purchase to the address you specify. A list of all Waterford collectible and crystal patterns eligible for pre-purchase and signing are listed below. (One important note, Waterford Marquis patterns are excluded from this special event.) If you would like to preorder pieces to be signed during this event, please call us toll-free at 1-800-REPLACE (1-800-737-5223) seven days a week, 9:00 am – 10:00 pm ET, 7 days (we answer the phone very quickly!). Tell our representative that you are interested in Waterford Signing Event information and pieces. Given the unique nature of this event, and the fact that quantities are limited and are subject to prior sale, consider calling us today to order the pieces you’d like! If you can make it in person, be sure to tell Mr. Power "sláinte chugat!" (good health to you!)