Forest shades are inspiration for new colour at Jerpoint Glass Studio

Although spring appears to be on the long finger this year, Jerpoint Glass Studio has not let the inclement weather conditions affect their brand new, spring-inspired collection of glass that has just become available this week.

The exceedingly talented team at Jerpoint have come up with a stunning new spring colour for their renowned glassware, entitled ‘forest’.

As the name would suggest the colour is inspired by the ‘the transformation in the trees from russet brown to lush green at this time of year, with bluebells in early spring and daffodils finally bounding forth signifying new beginnings.

The colours created include a mixture of speckled turquoise and green with a hint of citrus, which is applied by hand, in a band around each piece of glass individually.

Celebrating 35 years in business this year, Kathleen Leadbetter says, “We are fortunate to work in the heart of Kilkenny, with Mount Juliet on our doorstep and other woods such as Jenkinstown and Woodstock Gardens nearby. Each year, we witness first-hand, the countryside burst into colour and it is this dramatic transformation that has inspired our latest offering.”

“’Forest’, is the perfect reflection of the coming of spring complete with its bluebells, daffodils and emerald foliage,” she says.

Kathleen and her husband Keith who together founded Jerpoint Glass are responsible for creating the unique blends of colour that have become synonymous with Jerpoint Glass over the years. Today, the whole family is involved in the business, which has become a household name for reasons such as the popularity of their use of colour and their quirky designs.

Having recently established a new online store, Jerpoint has travelled far beyond the realms of home and is now supplying glassware to customers as far away a USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand

The new ‘forest’ collection is expected to be a big hit with local and overseas customers alike with the warm spring – summer tones enticing a contemporary clientele.

The new colour is now currently available online at and also in studio at Jerpoint in Stoneyford, Co Kilkenny, The Design Centre, Kilkenny, the Kilkenny Shop on Nassau Street, Dublin, McElwee’s, Dongloe and Quinlans in Macroom, Co Cork.