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IRISH EXAMINER: ‘Everything I make has a function’: We meet woodturner Tony Farrell by Aileen Lee (0

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IRISH EXAMINER: ‘Everything I make has a function’: We meet woodturner Tony Farrell by Aileen Lee (07/30/2019)

What’s your background?

I have a background as a mechanical engineer and am now a full-time woodturner.

I am also the chairman of the Cork Craft and Design Group — a makers-led membership collective that represents and promotes craft and design in County Cork.

I make bowls and other traditional wood-turned objects, including hollow forms, and natural edge bowls. I also make weany-edge bookshelves.

What’s a typical workday like for you?

Some days I harvest wood while other days I might get a call from a person contacting me when they have a favourite tree that has died and they would like special pieces made from the wood, or a tree that has to be cut down for some reason.

Recently a client commissioned me to take their monkey puzzle tree and convert it into 10 bowls. Other days I am in the workshop making wood pieces.

I have a studio and visitors call to look at my work or discuss commissions.

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