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Picture of twisted_spirit_celtic_figures.jpgIdris Bowen - Twisted Spirit - Clonbullogue, Offaly
+353 (0)87 6849960

Idris' bogwood sculpture takes two forms. The first is an intricate interpretation of the ancient timber that has spent as long as 5,000 years submerged in the bog. The sculpting technique carefully preserves the inner 'twisted spirit' and seeks to reveal the natural core, which often takes the shape of mythical birds or beasts. The relief stone carvings of the monastic Celts inspire the second sculptural form; semi stylised figures that flow along the natural lines of the ancient material with which he works. To view more of Idris's bogoak samples click on the link above.

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Steven Goldsmith – ‘Tanglewood’- Clonsast, Rathangan, Co Kildare
+353 (0)502 29111

A native Californian, Steven Goldsmith received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Montana, where he first developed a taste for the rustic furniture designs of the American West. But it is in Ireland’s Heartland, where he settled in 1993, that he created the sculptural approach to woodworking that characterises his craft.

Tanglewood designs utilise the natural forms of branch wood to create chairs and tables that are both beautiful and functional. Design is inspired by the natural shapes of the wood itself, seeking to echo the mystery and majesty of the tree it came from. Although all Tanglewood designs are comfortable and functional, the emphasis is on dramatic design and the harmonious interplay of line and form. More sculpture than carpentry, each piece is a unique work of art.

Seamus Hayes – ‘Wood In Design Ltd.'- Edenderry Bus. Picture of mangans_stairs_by_wood_in_design.jpgPk.,Edenderry,Offaly+353 (0)46 9733072

Wood in Design are producers of solid wood, hand crafted furnishings and joinery. They specialise in bar, restaurant and hotel furnishings, corporate furnishings, joinery and domestic furniture and fittings including kitchen and bedroom units.

Brendan Dunne – ‘Wood B Designs’-Picture of classic_timepieces_by_wood_b_designs.jpgSeán Costello St.,Athlone, Co. Westmeath
+353 (0)90 6477468


Brendan Dunne along with his partner Paula started the Wood B Designs business in Jan 2002.
Their vision was to produce high quality unique designs from Irish hardwood. The success of the business so far is an indication that they have "hit the spot" and are realising their vision.

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Local Irish Crafts, Beechlawn, Cloncrane, Clonbullogue, Co. Offaly, Ireland. Phone : +353 (0) 469730149 Fax: +353 (0) 469730147 E-mail: info@localirishcrafts.com

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