Liam Flynn’s family have been involved in joining and woodworking for generations. Flynn carries on the tradition, but his focus is on turning wood, specifically creating and refining the classic vessel form.
The artist has an exceptional skill for understanding the grain of the wood, compounded with a technical dexterity to predict how the wood will dry. He manipulates the woodturning process so that the line of the grain becomes an integral part to the creative design of the piece. This results in vessels that are breathtakingly simple and elegant, while also exceptionally complex to achieve.
Flynn has gained recognition, over time, for his work in Oak; whether ebonised or bleached to minimise or tone back colour, the emphasis has always been on the form. This ethos continues with his work in Ash, where the focus is on creating symmetry between the grain pattern and the shape of the vessel.
Flynn lives and works in County Limerick, Ireland. Almost entirely self-taught, he is now recognized as one of the world’s foremost woodturners. The artist’s work is in the permanent collections of Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK; National Museum of Ireland, Dublin; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN; Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA; Department of Foreign Affairs Ireland Collection and Crafts Council of Ireland. Flynn’s celebrated status as a maker in Ireland has recently been recognized through a retrospective exhibition at the Hunt Museum, Limerick. His work was featured on a new special edition stamp, issued to mark 2011 as the Year of Craft in Ireland.
Works by Helen Carnac, Christopher Duffy, Ernst Gamperl, David Gates, Ruth Gurvich (kindly loaned by Vacheron Constantin), Zaha Hadid, Marlène Huissoud, Eleanor Lakelin, Gareth Neal, John Makepeace, Aneta Regel, Marc Ricourt, Wycliffe Stutchbury, Joseph Walsh and Nic Webb.
Works by Aneta Regel, Eleanor Lakelin, Ernst Gamperl, Gareth Neal, Helen Carnac and David Gates, Jim Partridge, Joseph Walsh, Liam Flynn, Marc Ricourt, Michael Peterson, Nic Webb, Peter Marigold, Wycliffe Stutchbury.
Works by Christopher Duffy, Liam Flynn, Ernst Gamperl, Gareth Neal, Michael Peterson, Marc Ricourt and new pieces specially designed for the fair by Irish designer Joseph Walsh.
The gallery will present new works by Maisie Broadhead, Christopher Duffy, Liam Flynn, Ernst Gamperl, Peter Marigold, Gareth Neal, Michael Peterson, Marc Ricourt and Joseph Walsh.
New works by Maisie Broadhead, Christopher Duffy, Liam Flynn, Ernst Gamperl, David Gates, Eleanor Lakelin, Gareth Neal, Michael Peterson, Marc Ricourt, Joseph Walsh, Wycliffe Stutchbury.
The gallery will show new works by Christopher Duffy, Liam Flynn, Sung-Jae Han, Ernst Gamperl, Michael Geertsen, Peter Marigold, Michael Peterson, Marc Ricourt, Joseph Walsh and the collaborative vessels by the late Zaha Hadid and Gareth Neal.
Featuring works by Thomas Bohle, Christopher Duffy, Michael Geersten, Zaha Hadid and Gareth Neal, Liam Flynn, Peter Marigold, Philip Moulthrop, Michael Peterson, Marc Ricourt, Nic Webb.
Booth curated by Sarah Myerscough and featuring objects by:
Malcolm Martin and Gaynor Dowling
A selection of new works by our contemporary makers and designers.
SARAH MYERSCOUGH GALLERY is delighted to announce its exclusive representation of the collaborative sculpted oak vessels by architect Zaha Hadid and designer Gareth Neal, first exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum London as part of “The Wish List” during the London Design Festival 2014. The vessels will be shown at COLLECT 2015, alongside new works by Thomas Bohle, Friedemann Buehler, Christian Burchard, David Gates, Liam Flynn, Ernst Gamperl, Shelley James, Peter Marigold, Malcolm Martin and Gaynor Dowling, Pascal Oudet, Michael Peterson, Marc Ricourt and Nic Webb.