Caithness makes a paperweight fit for a prince

Caithness Glass presented Prince Edward with a bespoke paperweight when he gave his support to recent celebrations in Perth.

Caithness makes a paperweight fit for a prince

The town is holding a year-long programme of events to mark the 800th anniversary of its receiving the Royal Burgh Charter from King William the Lion of Scotland in 1210, and Prince Edward was invited to take part in one of the events, Perthshire on a Plate.

Caithness – which is a division of Dartington Crystal – was asked to exhibit because it had been commissioned to design and make a one-off art glass piece for presentation to the prince.

“We were also able to offer the people who came to the exhibition something different to look at,” Caithness designer Sarah Peterson told “We had a large display of glass cupcakes which sold out on the day and also helped us blend into the food exhibition!

“I was asked by the Chambers of Commerce to present the one-off glass sculpture that I had designed and made to Prince Edward at the opening ceremony of the first day.”

Celebrity chef Gino D’Acampo, who opened the second day’s events, also received a special Caithness piece, designed by Linda Campbell.

“She came up with the intricate fruit and vegetables, which again was very appropriate for the type of exhibition that we were at,” said Peterson.

Caithness Glass is known throughout the world for its high quality paperweights and art glass.

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