Granite Symposium – Sliabh Gearr

stone symposia

I have been very bad about updating my blog during the summer. Better to be outside than in on the computer!! I will update it in the next week or so.  For now,  jut to let you know I was on a Granite Symposium in Killane Co. Wexford in Niall Deacon’s Yard from the 29th August to 13 September 2009.  Had a great time and produced “Excavations” shown below.






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Martin Lyttle is a recognised Irish stone sculptor. With a sensitivity to the local lithology of an area, Martin works only with local Irish stone from quarries or found stone. He is interested in organic shapes and forms especially those found in nature. Much of his work is hand-polished so his works are wonderful to touch and hold. His work has been selected for the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibitions and he has completed large scale public and private commissions. He is a member of FORM designmade in Carlow and the Blackstairs 9 Stones Artists Groups.

3 thoughts on “Granite Symposium – Sliabh Gearr”

  1. Is granite more or less difficult ot work becuase of it’s course grain size?

    Looks lovely, how do you produce such a smooth mark free upper surface? Some kind of belt sander of somthing?


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