MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. – Waterford Wedgwood at Silver Sands Factory Stores is hosting two in-store artisan signing receptions. Master Glass Blower, Gerard Treacy will sign Waterford Crystal on Friday, April 29 from 12-6 p.m. Then, on Saturday, May 21 Michael Doulton, a descendent of the Royal Doulton family, will be at Waterford Wedgwood for their Crystal Ambassador event to sign Royal Doulton and Royal Albert collectibles. “Both of these signing receptions offer our shoppers a unique opportunity to meet these talented individuals behind uniquely designed Waterford masterpieces. Our shoppers look forward to obtaining these signed pieces for their collections or as a gift that will continue to increase in value,” stated Myra Williams, VP of Marketing for Howard Group. Waterford Wedgwood will be hosting a signing reception. In this rare visit from Ireland, Gerard Treacy will be the guest of honor at the Waterford Ambassador Signing event on Friday, April 29 from 12-6 p.m. Treacy, a Waterford Brand Ambassador and Master Glass Blower, will be in-store signing Waterford Crystal. Treacy began his career in 1979 with Waterford Crystal as an apprentice glass blower. In 1984, he qualified as a glass blower and three years later, became a Master Glass Blower. The skill of Master Glass Blower combines tremendous dexterity and coordination of hands, breath and strength, all of which Treacy has managed to master during his time with Waterford Crystal. Presales and phone orders are now being accepted. There will be special pricing on several event pieces. For phone orders and pre-sales, please call 850-650-1636. Then, on Saturday, May 21, Waterford Wedgwood welcomes Michael Doulton, a fifth generation descendent of John Doulton, founder of Royal Doulton, for a special appearance and product signing of Royal Doulton and Royal Albert collectibles. Waterford Wedgwood is now accepting pre-sales and phone orders by calling 850-650-1636. Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton (WWRD) US, LLC is the U.S. operating division of WWRD, the leading provider of luxury home and lifestyle products worldwide, manufactures, distributes and sells well-recognized brands, including Waterford, Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Royal Albert, Minton, Johnson Brothers and Franciscan. Silver Sands Factory Stores, a Howard Group Development, is the nation’s largest designer outlet center located near Destin, FL in the heart of Northwest Florida Beaches, recently named one of Frommer’s top 2010 international destinations. The Center currently features more than 100 designer factory stores with 465,200 square feet of retail space, and ultimately 700,000 planned. Silver Sands is visited by over seven million shoppers each year who shop for designer merchandise at up to 75 percent off retail prices. Silver Sands is located on Emerald Coast Parkway, one mile west of Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort. For more information, call the Shopper Services at (850) 654-9771 ext 1 or visit online at silversandsoutlet.com. Fan Silver Sands on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SilverSands) or follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/SilverSandsFS).