Artisans of Russborough
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Artisans of Russborough are a group of independent craft artists based at Russborough House Studio and Workshop in Blessington, County Wicklow. The various disciplines include candle making, blacksmithing, bog oak sculpting and wood turning.
The Artisans of Russborough were formed in 2009 and are a group of resident artists working from within the grounds of Russborough House outside Blessington, County Wicklow. All at Russborough operate in the format of studio/workshops, providing a unique experience of seeing first hand the people at work, producing high quality craft.
Craft produced includes letter carving, ceramics, weaving, screen printing candle making, blacksmithing, bog oak sculpting and wood turning.
Eastern Courtyard hosts: Candle Maker:
Karen Allison:Karencandles@eircom.net 087-2750873
Wood Turner: Herve de Wergifosse: firstname.lastname@example.org 087-7524350 www.wergiwood.com
Bog Oak Sculptor: Eamonn Hefferman: email@example.com : 0872299595: http://www.eamonnarts.com.
The Western Courtyard West hosts:
Two Blacksmiths/metal sculptors: Michael Calnan and Gunvor Anhøj: http://www.calnan-anhoj.ie
Michael Calnan:01 851390222: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gunvor Anhøj:851390209: email@example.com
Weaver: Evelyn Murray:
firstname.lastname@example.org: 0879864981 www.facebook.com/evelyn.murray.148
Ceramist: Eleanor Swan email@example.com - M: 087 2875616.www.eleanorswan.com.
All craft people at Russborough operate in the format of Studio/Workshops, providing a unique experience of seeing first hand the people at work, producing high quality craft.
Please contact the individual artisans to make prior appointment during the winter season.
All other Artist Studios have their doors open and crafts for sale on most days 11am-16pm.
NOTE the mentioned opening times apply from April to October. Please contact the individual artisans to make prior appointment during the winter season.
Below are the specifics regarding each craft trades:
Candle Making: Welcome to Firefly Candles at the Old Dairy: Karen is on hand to help you experience the art of hand poured candle making
Wood Turner – Letter carver: From log to art piece, the turner’s gouge reveals the natural beauty of the wood, giving new life to century old Irish trees. Bowls, candle holders and decorative pieces are available in our studio. Signs/letter carving is services are also provided.
Bog Oak Sculptor: Eamonn works on designing both abstract and traditional figures .He is intrigued by the timeless quality of the locally sourced ancient bog oak and takes pride in the preparation.Sculpting and presentation of his work in equal measure
Blacksmiths: Ground breaking designs in contemporary metalwork by blacksmiths couple Michael Calnan & Gunvor Anhøj. Winners of the 2011 RDS National Crafts Competition, Metal Work Category. Unique pieces for the private and public space
Ceramist : The work is mainly sculptural and based on the human form also make a range of hand built fine procelain vessels