January 18, 2018
Connemara Blue – Fused Glass Handcrafted in Connemara - is unique. Each piece we make is individually hand crafted here in our workshop in the Pink House, Clifden, the capital of Connemara. Our fine craftsmanship is recognised and appreciated by collectors throughout the world. We have no other outlets in Ireland or elsewhere. We are in no way connected with any other fused glass business.
From time to time we host local unemployed persons as trainees, to give them valuable ‘back-to-work’ experience. It has come to our notice that one of these persons has established a fused glass-making business purporting to sell art-quality fused glass items from a unit in Co. Mayo, trading under the name ‘Connemara Handcrafted Glass’.
We would like to make it clear that this business, and the things this company is making and selling, are totally unrelated to Connemara Blue.
It has also come to our attention, through social media, loyal customers and friends, that a significant number of the items being marketed, advertised and branded for sale by Connemara Handcrafted Glass in Co. Mayo are direct imitations of Connemara Blue's style.
Connemara Blue prides itself on the uniqueness and quality of its artistic offering, which is inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds us here in Connemara. Every piece we create is Connemara Blue. If a piece is not acquired from the Pink House or from our website – it is absolutely not Connemara Blue. We would like that message to be heard loud and clear.
Our aftercare service is second to none, but we regret this cannot be extended to instances where imitations of our unique, original artwork are concerned.
Thank you to all our loyal customers, and please be assured that we are treating this situation with the utmost seriousness and gravity. Further updates on the steps we are taking to protect Connemara Blue, and the brand into which our customers have invested, will follow.
Ben, Wendy & Claire
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