A life changing experience.

Keith Sheppard was in great shape during his middle years, and skiing was a passion. This passion led to a near-death experience when he crashed off a ski slope, resulting in a broken spine and Keith being left in a coma.

Things changed very much for the better when Keith and his sister were vacationing in Cornwall, England, where he was attracted to stylised hand made glassware in an arts and crafts gallery.

After years studying under some of the best glassware artisans in the UK and Europe, the County Armagh man now makes glassware similar, if not better, to that which drew him to his new vocation.

As his reputation as one of Ireland’s finest glassware artists became better known, Keith was commissioned to create in his signature Irish glassware style for the visitor centre of Ireland’s most famous cemetery, Glassnevin Cemetery.

Check out some of Keith’s uniquely styled Irish glassware pieces below.

Spherical bullseye amber glass bowl with infused silver by Keith Sheppard Irish glassware - photo 1626

Product photography by Bout Yeh photographers Belfast

Spherical bullseye amber glass bowl with infused silver by Keith Sheppard Irish glassware - photo 1622

Spherical Bowl “Pensive” streaky mid amber and white wisps with silver flake

Contemporary bullseye glass bowl in panta rhei red by Keith Sheppard Irish glassware - photo 1616

Panta rhei red contemporary bullseye glass bowl

Longboat streaky clear, turquoise and white by Keith Sheppard Irish glassware - photo 1579

Longboat Irish glass dish – streaky clear, turquoise and white

Heart shaped bowl in streaky amber and white by Keith Sheppard Irish glassware - photo 1599

Heart shaped handmade glass bowl in streaky mid amber and white

Longboat iridised black glass dish with copper by Keith Sheppard Irish glassware - photo 1

Iridised rainbow on black fused glass longboat Irish glass dish 

Contemporary bullseye tulip vase - Keith Sheppard Irish glassware product photo 1637

Contemporary blue bullseye tulip vase – hand made Irish glassware

Ying yang square bullseye glass plate with copper patternation by Chris Sheppard Irish glassware - photo 1591

Ying Yang streaky brown and white square bullseye Irish glass plate

Contemporary orange tulip vase in bullseye glass by Chris Sheppard Irish glassware - photo 1653

Orange tulip vase in bullseye glass – contemporary hand made Irish glassware

Streaky mid amber and white wisps hand made glass plate by Chris Sheppard Irish Glassware - photo 1585

Three square glass nibble tray – streaky mid amber and white wisps

Contemporary hand made bullseye grey tulip vase by Chris Sheppard Irish glassware - photo TV003

Contemporary bullseye grey tulip vase – hand made Irish glassware

Bullseye eclipse bowl in streaky woodland brown, ivory and black, by Keith Sheppard Irish glassware - photo 1680

Eclipse Bowl – woodland brown, ivory and black

Contemporary orange bullseye tulip vase with green interior, hand made by Keith Sheppard Irish glassware - photo 1677
Iridised peacock pattern black glass bowl, hand made by Keith Sheppard Irish glassware - photo 1549

Iridised peacock pattern glass bowl with black underside

Origami square panta rhei contemporary Irish glass plate in electric blue hand made by Keith Sheppard Irish glassware - photo 1562

Panta rhei (everything flows) contemporary origami square plate in Irish glass 

Gold purple opal heart shaped bowl with infused copper by Keith Sheppard Irish glassware - photo 1605

Heart shaped bullseye glass bowl with gold, purple and opal architectural fused glass

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