A stone for Christmas

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for sale, FORM Carlow, New Work, small works

I have been making these small pieces out of very dark limestone from the “Butlersgrove formation” which is the classic “Kilkenny Marble” (even though it is not really a marble) as small affordable gifts. They are designed as a soap dish, but I have drilled a hole in the back so they can be hung on a wall. I think they work well as mini abstract stone pictures!

soap dishes/wall hangings – Kilkenny Limestone (Butlersgrove formation)
Size: 11cm x 7.5cm x 1.5cm (approx)
Price: €45.00 each


dishes or wall hangings


dishes or wall hangings



More in production!!

They have rubber pads on their base so the don’t scratch wooden furniture.

They are/will be on sale at:

Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, from the End of November;

Christmas Shop (Form Designmade in Carlow), Carlow Town Library from 13th to 23rd December;

The Store, Borris House gate lodge, Borris, Co. Carlow;

or you can get them directly from me.


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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.

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