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Declan McCraith

Declan McCraith is a woodturner producing one off vessels in Edenderry Co. Offaly. Formally trained in both Product and Environmental Design (Furniture), Declan quickly discovered that making was his passion and wood turning in particular. As a 3rd generation woodworker, Declan brings forward tradition knowing well that every day we learn something. With experience in furniture design and manufacture, woodturning has always been part of Declan’s portfolio. About 20 years ago, he began to concentrate much of his time at the Lathe. Declan has often described woodturning as ‘ taking you to another level, a kind of mechanical mindfulness ‘⁠

Functional vessels are always a focus for Declan, but when a particularly beautiful piece of timber is discovered, Declan will endeavour to highlight its characteristics , functional or not.

One thing is for sure, my woodturning journey is an ongoing, learning experience