“The human hand can’t do anything perfectly and that’s the beauty of it.”
– Simon Pearce, Founder
A legacy of artisan design
Since the beginning, Simon’s life has centered around functional, sophisticated design. Growing up in Ireland with a family of artisans, attention to detail and aesthetics were part of his everyday experience. At age 16, Simon began his craft as an apprentice at his father’s pottery studio. From there, he went on to work with notable glassmakers all over Europe before opening his namesake studio. Inspired by centuries-old Georgian glassmaking techniques and using the finest natural materials, Simon set out to create designs that bring pleasure and inspiration with every use, every day.
In the age of bigger, better, faster, we believe simplicity, quality, and artisanship are tenets of a better way of life. From our hand-thrown pottery to our lead-free crystal glassware made with custom molds and purpose-built furnaces, each handcrafted piece carries a story that lends meaning, authenticity, and grace to every use.
Everything we do is in service of creating a table to gather with the people we love. These moments of togetherness are what inspire us. Watch handmade pieces come to life in our Vermont workshop, experience them in use at our iconic restaurant, and bring the inspiration home. See tradition in motion.