Jose (Papo) Rivera
Head Glass Etcher & Engraver
18 Years with Pairpoint
Year started at Pairpoint: 1997


Papo spent his first decade with Pairpoint in the hot shop pressing and apprenticing under our Master Glass Blowers. At the same time, he was pursuing his passion, training to etch and engrave, a job that requires immense talent, focus and patience.

With years of training and a very steady hand, Papo became Pairpoint’s head etcher and engraver. His customized pieces have been featured at international sporting events, created for professional sports teams, politicians, inaugurations, and charities.

In the final step of our process, Papo determines if a piece is worthy of permanently inscribing the Pairpoint name and trademark.