207 S. Washington Street

Tiffin, Ohio 44883

hawkescrystalusa@gmail.com

(419) 448-4286

Tuesday- Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday 11:00am to 2:00pm

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A Brilliant Legacy

T. G. Hawkes & Company

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Born in County Cork, Ireland in 1846 to a prominent family with a glassworking heritage, he emigrated to the United States in 1863.  His career began  as a foreman for glass factory Hoare and Daily in Brooklyn, New York moving with the company to Corning, New York in 1868.

 

Once in Corning, he soon opened his own cutting shop which was incorporated as T.G. Hawkes & Company in 1890.  This on the heels of success the year before when Hawkes famously won acclaim and Grand Prize at the Universal Exposition in Paris.

 

European taste for sparkling cut glass at this time was emulated in the United States in what was called the Brilliant Cut Glass Period.  Over 1,000 cutting shops were founded to meet the demand and T.G. Hawkes & Company flourished.  The company was in operation for 82 years.

The story begins with Thomas Gibbons Hawkes.

The T.G. Hawkes trademark is now owned by Hawkes Crystal and we are incredibly proud to be reviving the brand. Over 100 patterns were created by T.G. Hawkes, the most famous being the Nautilus, Chrysanthemum and Queens patterns. 

Our mission is not to reproduce original Hawkes designs revered by collectors, but to translate these original patterns and shapes into a new modern collection. To design hand cut crystal intriguing to new generations and traditional T.G. Hawkes & Company collectors alike.

Corporate Awards & Personal Commemoratives
Stone Wheel Engraving
Sand Carving
Crystal Restoration & Repair

The Hawkes Crystal collection is hand cut in Tiffin, Ohio, by Master Brilliant Cutter and Designer Aidan J. Scully.

 

We specialize in brilliant cut pieces of fine crystal including bowls, stemware, barware, vases, custom window installations and ornaments.

 

Master Cutter and Designer Scully is one of less than five artists in the United States versed in the brilliant cut method.

A trademark collection of original contemporary and Celtic designs.
Artisan designed and hand cut just as it was in 1889 by T. G. Hawkes & Company
"The pieces are exquisite. This brilliant cutter is an incredibly talented man, and a pleasure to meet! I whole heartedly recommend Hawkes!"
- one of our favorite customers

Hand Cutting Crystal

THE EARLIEST AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL ART FORM

A new generation of Hawkes Crystal is reinventing and honoring this very important artisan tradition.  Creating a new trademark collection of contemporary and Celtic designs, artist designed and hand cut just as they were in 1889 by T.G. Hawkes & Company designers. 

 

Master Brilliant Cutter and Designer, Aidan J. Scully has acquired the Hawkes trademark and chosen Tiffin, Ohio USA as home to a new Hawkes Crystal Workshop and Gallery.

A Midwestern town with a legendary glass making heritage, Tiffin began a partnership with T.G. Hawkes & Co. in the 1930's. The Company chose the Tiffin Glass Factory (known for its exceptional quality lead crystal)  to produce all blanks for Hawkes stemware and other designs.

Mr. Scully is one of only a handful of Master Brilliant Cutters currently creating in the United States.  A native of County Cork, Ireland,  Aidan is proud to have apprenticed under Edward Flavin, one of the first five apprentices of famed Waterford Crystal.

Over his 30 year career,  Aidan's work has been featured in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution and Toledo Museum of Art. Commissions have included pieces for Presidents Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan, Senator John Glenn and Pope John Paul.

Hand Cutting Crystal

THE EARLIEST AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL ART FORM

A new generation of Hawkes Crystal is reinventing and honoring this very important artisan tradition.  Creating a new trademark collection of contemporary and Celtic designs, artist designed and hand cut just as they were in 1889 by T.G. Hawkes & Company designers. 

 

Master Brilliant Cutter and Designer, Aidan J. Scully has acquired the Hawkes trademark and chosen Tiffin, Ohio USA as home to a new Hawkes Crystal Workshop and Gallery.

A Midwestern town with a legendary glass making heritage, Tiffin began a partnership with T.G. Hawkes & Co. in the 1930's. The Company chose the Tiffin Glass Factory (known for its exceptional quality lead crystal)  to produce all blanks for Hawkes stemware and other designs.

Mr. Scully is one of only a handful of Master Brilliant Cutters currently creating in the United States.  A native of County Cork, Ireland,  Aidan is proud to have apprenticed under Edward Flavin, one of the first five apprentices of famed Waterford Crystal.

Over his 30 year career,  Aidan's work has been featured in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution and Toledo Museum of Art. Commissions have included pieces for Presidents Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan, Senator John Glenn and Pope John Paul.

"I love crystal... it goes with everything."
- one of our favorite customers

We enjoy colored glass too, but there is something about clear, sparkling crystal that makes a room come alive.

Whether in contemporary or traditional decor, signature crystal designs anchor a room with an elegant flair.

We enjoy colored glass too, but there is something about clear, sparkling crystal that makes a room come alive.

Whether in contemporary or traditional decor, signature crystal designs anchor a room with an elegant flair.

"Such a great place to find special gifts, glassware, keepsakes! The staff is helpful, the atmosphere is fun, the glass pieces are unique!"
- one of our favorite customers

"I ordered four Christmas ornaments for four very special people in my life. The customer service I got from Hawkes Crystal was excellent as I was shopping online from Ireland. Cindy and Aidan made sure I got exactly what I wanted. The Christmas ornaments are amazing. More of my friends are placing orders for the special people in their lives. Thank you."

"I ordered four Christmas ornaments for four very special people in my life. The customer service I got from Hawkes Crystal was excellent as I was shopping online from Ireland. Cindy and Aidan made sure I got exactly what I wanted. The Christmas ornaments are amazing. More of my friends are placing orders for the special people in their lives. Thank you."

Hand cut crystal design is evolving. Our goal is to create a collection that works perfectly with contemporary interior design of today.