The centuries-old craft of hand-cut crystal, though prominent in European countries, is virtually a lost art in the United States. These days there are many techniques that attempt to replicate this ancient art, but there truly is nothing quite like a custom piece that has been exquisitely cut by hand. What makes this technique unique is that it produces a three
dimensional image in the glass, while the more common technique of acid etching is only two dimensional.
Master Craftsman Philip Ensmenger and his wife Jeannie handcraft each individual piece of crystal; skillfully and meticulously cutting your chosen design and wording into the delicate glass using a series of grinding stones. This is a very time-consuming and exacting process that demands a steady hand as well as years of training to master. Philip and Jeannie are renowned for their excellent quality of work and beautiful designs.
Commemorate the wedding of one of your family members or friends with a matched set of champagne flutes. Choose from a variety of elegant designs, then have Willow Wind personalize each glass with the names of the bride and groom and the date of their marriage. (Added bonus: you'd be amazed at how many husbands come back to Willow Wind Studios year after year, thanking them for creating a memento the husbands can sneak a peek at to remember their anniversary date!) And don't forget, it is traditional to give a gift of crystal for a fifteenth wedding anniversary! What better way to honor that tradition than to give a handcrafted piece of cut crystal, personalized for the occasion?
Have Philip create a magnificent vase, cut with the details of your parent's 50th wedding anniversary. Remember the birth of a precious little one with a crystal plate that they will cherish when they are grown. The list is endless - if you have an important date you want to celebrate, Philip and Jeannie can help you come up with a wonderful gift that will bring joy and beauty into the home of the recipient for years to come!
Enjoy a few samples of our work: