I have been experimenting in making some small bowls and dishes. I’m trying to get the stone as thin as I can to give them a lightness not associated with … Continue reading Bowls & Dishes
I did a couple of beechnuts over the summer. I was hoping to exhibit them as a pair at “Richard Scott Sculpture at Ballymaloe” but only got one done … Continue reading Beechnuts
I spent much of the winter grinding away at Fucus II. I took me way longer and became more complicated than I intended. I think I just got carried away. It went … Continue reading Fucus II (Bladderwrack seaweed)
The annual “Richard Scott Sculpture @ Ballymaloe” opened at Ballymaloe House, Shanagarry, Co. Cork on Wednesday 21st June 2017. It was a beautiful summers evening for the opening. Fifty five … Continue reading Richard Scott Sculpture at Ballymaloe 2017
I am very honoured to be featured on RTE’s culture page on the their website with Eileen Macdonagh, Michelle Byrne, Michael Quane and Martha Quinn. The link to the RTE … Continue reading Made Of Stone – five Irish artists still carving in stone
Aubergine II – Kilkenny Limestone (Butlersgrove formation – “Kilkenny Marble”) Size: 30cm x 20cm x 10cm (approx) For Sale Price: €450 On Display at Carlow Local Enterprise Office, Enterprise House, … Continue reading Aubergine II
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) … Continue reading A stone for Christmas
Irish Geoscience Network Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Dr. Michael E Philcox 21st October 2016 Recently, I was delighted to be commissioned by Dr. Bettina Stefanini on behalf … Continue reading “Blastoid” award commission
Found in our woods. A Shaggy Parasol I think. What beautiful textures – a sculptors inspiration I hope!
Michelle & I were gently persuaded by the powers that be in “Visual” to do a demonstration of our stone working practices at our studios/workshops. Michelle & I work quite differently, … Continue reading Demonstrations in stone carving with Michelle Byrne and Martin Lyttle!
Celebrating ten years of working together, the 9 Stones Artists The Possibilities of Place exhibition has been an exciting means to share their work in the incredible venue of Visual Carlow. … Continue reading Review and Opening of the 9 Stones Artists Possibilities of Place exhibition: continues to 16 Oct, 2016 — VISUAL Carlow
In this final post of creating the Ogham Tree Teaching Stone, I cover sourcing, working and installation of this large standing stone. At the beginning of this project, I spent … Continue reading Ogham Tree Teaching Stone commission