After graduating from Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa, Brendan Corcoran first worked in Cork, and then moved to Toronto to enhance his learning, working with well-known Canadian Makers.
His style combines long-established traditional construction techniques with modern contemporary minimalism. Using locally sourced, native hardwoods, he draws out the woods’ inherent beauty to compliment his designs.
Brendan’s work includes furniture, smaller pieces of cabinetry, jewellery boxes, chess boards, cutting boards etc. He also works on kitchens and commercial installations.
Always striving, Brendan is currently exploring custom knife making.
Peter Keane, Furniture Designer, is a graduate of the Furniture Design Course at Coláiste Stiofán Naofa, Cork. For the excellence of his final project, he was awarded the RDS Graduate Award for his design of a Torii Butsadan/Buddist Altar. This design was exhibited locally and nationally. Peter is interested in working with Hardwoods to create custom pieces and product ranges for the national and international markets. He is available for commissions.
Tony Farrell is a successful woodturner, his work has been exhibited internationally and is on sale both online and in retail. He is former engineering lecturer in CIT and current chair of Cork Craft & Design, a not for profit that assists craftspeople and designers to market their work through exhibitions, events and through their Shop in Douglas Mills in Cork.
Brian is an experienced craftsman and musician who designs and builds one of a kind musical instruments with unique character. He recently completed his studies in Musical Instrument Building and Repair at St. John’s Central College Cork. Drawing on two degrees in Astrophysics and Music Technology, he designs his instruments with a solid scientific understanding, technical intuition and an artist’s eye. These instruments are then executed using traditional hand woodworking techniques, creating bespoke pieces that are made to last.
Fergus is a furniture design teacher in CSN in Cork, with an interest in 3D design and digital fabrication.
Sean is from Cork and currently lectures in GMIT Letterfrack, the centre of excellence for furniture making in Ireland.
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