This past year we lost an esteemed member of the glass community, Edward D. Poore. In celebration of his life and talent, the Sandwich Glass Museum is pleased to present A Cut Above – A Tribute to Edward D. Poore, a special exhibition highlighting the work of this talented individual. Ed Poore was a gifted glass cutter, who began his career at the Pairport Glass Works in Sagamore, Massachusetts. It was at Pairpoint that Ed learned the centuries old technique of glass cutting and engraving under the tutelage of Carl Scheidenback, who learned his craft at the Pairpoint factory in New Bedford. After ten years with Pairpoint Ed started his own studio, the Crystal Workshop, in Sagamore. While at Pairpoint Ed began a fascination with paperweights, which eventually turned into a career specializing in the restoration of antique and contemporary paperweights. He was also responsible for creating unique cutting designs for leading contemporary paperweight artists including Debbie Tarsitano and David Graeber. Along with the cutting of glass paperweight, Ed Poore created cut glass sculptures of his own design, as well as new engraving patterns. A warm and tender tribute to a talented and much missed artist.