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According to the Simon Pearce website, "It may come as a surprise to some that Simon Pearce is an actual person and not just a well-known custom trademark for high quality glassware and pottery. Raised in County Cork Ireland, Simon Pearce began his career in glass at the Royal College of Art in London and worked in some of Europe's most renowned glass houses."
Simon Pearce's motto is "I believe in keeping it simple and getting the basics just right." What that means is that all of their handmade glass is crystal clear (no color, no "art glass"). In order that the pieces are sufficiently uniform, many of the pieces are made in various molds. This assures the same dimensions to each piece.
If you dine in West Chester, and like mushrooms, consider chosing an entree that uses the
excellent locally grown mushrooms from Chester County
(half of the nation's mushrooms are grown and packaged in Chester County).
Here is an example of one of their pieces:
(note the double-foot on this piece!)
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Adding a foot
glassblowing web page at 188.8.131.52 last modified: August 20 2006