Ruairi Sweeney

As a qualified stonemason I began experimenting with my own ideas in my spare time and at weekends. It has now developed into a dynamic craft where each piece is unique, creating a diverse portfolio of work. I combine stone and wood. Throughout my work I am conscious that the relationship between ancient materials and modern craftsmanship produces something timeless and remarkable. I am passionate about sourcing the materials myself. This ensures I am aware of its origins, whether from a particular field, waters or woodland.Wherever possible, I work to use reclaimed stone as I believe it is important to respect our environment and produce sustainable work that breathers new life into what has been lost or discarded.