A Bowery Bird, Boyle Arts Festival 2017

New Stone Sculpture for Summer Exhibition

A Bowery Bird

My latest stone sculpture, A Bowery Bird, is now showing in the Facing West exhibition in King House, as part of Boyle Arts Festival 2017.  If you are in the North Roscommon area you can call in to see the show which runs until August 18th.  The Arts Festival was opened by Heather Humphreys, Minister for Culture.

This new Kilkenny Limestone stone sculpture is part of a collection of work including my small bird sculptures in bronze and stone.

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Harnessing Creativity

Great write up on the Harnessing Creativity project in the current Visual Artists News Sheet, pg 29, career development. The article is an overview of the experience of designer – maker Kate Oram’s involvement in the project to date. We will post Kate’s video of her HC product development project “online tutorials & 3 d printing”. More info to come on these exciting projects as they develop.

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Bronze dove on olive wood

Bronze Dove on Olive Wood

This bronze dove on olive wood was a lovely commission to make, with thanks to the patron, Father Niall Ahern.

I first carved the dove in white marble, then sand cast it in bronze.

I sourced the olive wood myself on a trip to Portugal, and the little bronze olive branch was made by my friend, Louiza Dimitriou, who lives and works in Athens.

 

National Enterprise Awards

DesignPro Ltd. from County Limerick has been named as overall winner of the National Enterprise Awards by the County and City Enterprise Boards at the annual awards ceremony held this evening in Dublin Castle.

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Boyle Arts Festival

Four birds

Exhibiting my small birds in King House during Boyle Arts Festival, two sales, thrilled!

Limestone/ bronze Little Dipper/ Leaf Warbler

Ideate, Kilkenny

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3D Dave demonstrates

One of the exciting talks and demos I attended during Ideate in Kilkenny, this is 3D Dave showing off the capabalities of his Ultimaker 3D printer. My eyes were on stalks… and I soon wondered if there might be a use for all the plastic products…

Blast from the past!

Spotted- Training Award 2003

Spotted- Training Award 2003

On a tour of Quinn Glass in Ballyconnell, I spotted an award of mine from 2003. Hello old friend!

Lincoln Stone Festival

Excited to be part of the European Stone Festival 2013

Getting started, with 146 other carvers!

Tentatively finished

Tentatively finished

After just one and a half days of carving (and meeting other carvers, sharing tools and learning techniques) I was more than happy with the results, and delighted that my hen fetched £230 in the auction for the Cathedral restoration fund.