Fellow artists Brian Scott-McCarthy and Kathleen Smyth founded the Wild Goose Studio in 1970. Together with other leading Irish artists, they created a unique range of artefacts that take their inspiration from Irelands rich cultural heritage and the contemporary world. Each piece starts with an inspiring thought, an image or an emotion and is given a physical form by the Wild Goose craftspeople.
Wild Goose Craftsmen
It all starts with the marriage of an idea or meaning with an image. One of their artists will then carve that image into a sculpted piece which becomes the original from which they create a mould so we can faithfully reproduce the image in full detail. The production process itself starts with metal powders such as bronze or cast iron which form the outer surface of the finished piece and the inner is created from a cold cast pouring. Once the piece is set, it is then polished to reveal the beauty hidden beneath.
The inspiration comes from myriad different sources. Many of the Wild Goose pieces reflect Irelands Celtic history with its stone carvings and evocative language, others are inspired by contemporary authors, philosophers, and the moments and milestones in life that shape our human experience.