Hi, as you can probably tell most of my designs come from sailing themes and in particular the Galway Hooker, my family have a background in boat building/ restoration, but sadly that is dying out.
Myself, I have more of a creative side and enjoy coming up with new designs and spend hours in my workshop trying out different pieces.
I live in Connemara beside the Atlantic ocean, which is where almost all of my design inspiration comes from, which I think makes the design process easier.
I am basically self taught on the creative side, but working with wood has been with me from day one as a young fella, always watching my grandfather, building or repairing boats, it always stuck with me.
I always have a pen or pencil with me, ready to scribble or sketch a new idea down, it usually happens when I’m thinking of something else or just out of the blue…
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