Emmet Kane [http://www.emmetkane.com/Biography] comes from five generations of Master Craftsmen and is a self taught woodturner. He has worked for his studio since 1988 in Castledermot Co.Kildare Ireland.
After leaving school in 1989 he joined the Family Building Business were he learnt many new skills. Emmet got a place on the Crafts Council of Ireland Business & Design Development Course 1996/’97, after many years of developing his skills in woodturning This helped him set up his own business as a woodturner in Castledermot Co.Kildare.
His work is a series of one off pieces which often have similar themes running through these unique pieces of sculpture in wood using a combination of metal leaf and many other materials to enhance each piece.
He has been to invited to teach, lecture and demonstrate to Woodturning symposiums in Australia, Finland, England,France, Norway, Germany, and USA and throughout the island of Ireland.
The Irish Times discussed this artist in a piece [30 March 2015]: http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/art-and-design/how-emmet-kane-turned-wood-on-its-head-1.2154844