Stephen Ryan

Stephen Ryan

Stephen Ryan, from Green Woodwork Ireland, is based in the heart of Belfast’s Lagan Valley. His range of traditional woodcraft products include furniture, kitchenware, children’s toys and other bespoke creations. With inspiration taken from traditional Irish life, each piece is carved by hand, using locally sourced hardwoods, and traditional handtools. They are shaped while the wood is still fresh. When dried the pieces are either left natural or completed with a coat of Linseed oil, giving each piece individuality and a tactile touch. Stephen is helping to revive an ancient form of woodland craft that has been practiced for thousands of years but has long since disappeared from our woodlands and workshops.

 

If you'd like to know more about Stephen and his woodwork skills, you can read his makers story here

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Clare Grennan and Laura Caffrey established Irish Design Shop in 2008. A love of Irish craft and good design led these two jewellers to set up a retail space which offered customers both. Irish craft was witnessing a revival at this time, with a new breed of Irish designer/maker producing exciting, design-led products which embraced traditional and new techniques.

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Our Story

Clare Grennan and Laura Caffrey established Irish Design Shop in 2008. A love of Irish craft and good design led these two jewellers to set up a retail space which offered customers both. Irish craft was witnessing a revival at this time, with a new breed of Irish designer/maker producing exciting, design-led products which embraced traditional and new techniques.

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