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Thomas Sheridan - Woodcrafts

The following page provides Celtic Crafts, made by artisan Thomas Sheridan in Ireland. Each piece of work is unique and handcrafted / painted in his County Sligo Studio.

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Thomas Sheridan - Wood Crafts - Celtic Cross
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Celtic Cross

Size: approx. 12" high
Price: $ 40 / € 40 (plus shipping $ 10 / € 10)

Details of the cross might vary.

For more information about Celtic Crosses and pictures of High Crosses click HERE

Thomas Sheridan - Wood Crafts - Claddagh - Sign
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Claddagh Failté - Sign

Size: A4 (12" x 9")
Price: $ 40 / € 40 (plus shipping $ 10 / € 10)

"Failté" means "Welcome" in the Irish language.
Any name / phrase up to 10 letters long can be custom ordered.
Can be used indoors or outdoors as a sign or wall hanging.

Thomas Sheridan - Wood Crafts - Bless this House - Sign
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Bless This House - Sign / Irish Cottage in Landscape Scene

Size: A4 (12" x 9")
Price: $ 40 / € 40 (plus shipping $ 10 / € 10)

A traditional Irish cottage typical of the West of Ireland style in the shadow of Croagh Patrick. This is the mountain where Saint Patrick stood on top and converted Ireland to Christianity. Any name or phrase can be used to replace "Bless this House".

Thomas Sheridan - Wood Crafts - Monastic Ruin
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Irish Monastic Ruin on a Winter's Night

Size A4 (12" x 9")
Price: $ 40 / € 40 (plus shipping $ 10 / € 10).

Compete with round tower and Celtic high cross, this poignant scene was inspired by the James Joyce story "The Dead" and depicts a monastic ruin on a Christmas night as the first snowfall begins to settle and is illuminated by the moon.

"Snow was general all over Ireland. It was falling on every part of the dark central plain, on the treeless hills, falling softly upon the Bog of Allen and, farther westward, softly falling into the dark mutinous Shannon waves. It was falling, too, upon every part of the lonely churchyard on the hill where Michael Furey lay buried. It lay thickly drifted on the crooked crosses and headstones, on the spears of the little gate, on the barren thorns. His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead."   James Joyce

Thomas Sheridan - Wood Crafts - Celtic Cat Name Plaque
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Celtic Cat Name Plaque

Size: A4 (12" x 9")
Price: $ 20 / € 20 (plus shipping $ 10 / € 10)

Celtic "wildcat" image taken from the Book of Kells.
Image and lettering hand - painted on textured wood. Your choice of text / name up to 10 letters.

Thomas Sheridan - Wood Crafts - Irish Georgian House Facade
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Irish Georgian House Facade

Size:A4 (12" x 9")
Price: $ 40 / € 40 (plus shipping $ 10 / € 10)

Typical 18th Century design common to many Irish large towns and cities. This image is based on an original in Rathmines, Dublin.

Thomas Sheridan - Wood Crafts - Canal Bridge County Kildare
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Canal Bridge - County Kildare

Size: A4 (12" x 9")
Price: $ 25 / € 25 (plus shipping $ 10 / € 10)

Based on an original single span stone arch bridge over the Grand Canal.

Thomas Sheridan - Wood Crafts - Celtic Arch
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Celtic Arch

Size: A4 (12" x 9")
Price: $ 40 / € 40 (plus shipping $ 10 / € 10)

Based on an original of a 9th Century Abbey in Co. Offaly.

 

Commissions

Custom Commissions can be produced to any size from an orignal photograph. Send your request with photography to my EMAIL, I get back to you to with an offer. Examples below:

Thomas Sheridan - Wood Crafts - Sneem Bridge - Commission

Thomas Sheridan - Wood Crafts - Tubbercurry - Commission

Thomas Sheridan - Wood Crafts - Sneem - Commission

 

Not Carving, but Wood Texturing

The image is hand painted onto the wood, then the texture / details are built-up with dried leaves gathered from the woods here in south Sligo, which have been crushed and dried. I developed a method of controlling wood dyes to bring out details. I also highlight the knots and grain in the wood for extra character. The whole piece is sealed with marine varnish so they can be displayed outdoors.

I developed the technique from watching wood carving one day and I thought to myself "there has to be another way of getting dimensionality and depth in wood without spending weeks carving and charging hundreds of Euro for it...". So I experimented and these are the results. I started making them for friends and family as gifts and then other people like them so much they wanted to buy them and it developed from there.

Thanks for your interest. If you wish to purchase any of the above woodcrafts email the artist here.
 
Thomas Sheridan - Co. Sligo, Ireland

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