About - History, Craftsmanship & Inspiration
Fellow artists Brian Scott-McCarthy and Kathleen Smyth founded the Wild Goose Studio in 1970. Together with other leading Irish artists, they created a unique range of artefacts that take their inspiration from our rich cultural heritage and the contemporary world. Each piece starts with an inspiring thought, an image or an emotion and is given a physical form by our craftspeople.
Now in its second generation, the family business finds new ways to continue in the spirit of its founders, honouring the traditions while introducing fresh ideas.
It all starts with the marriage of an idea or meaning with an image. One of our artists will then carve that image into a sculpted piece which becomes the original from which we create a mould so we can faithfully reproduce the image in full detail. The production process itself starts with metal powders such as bronze or cast iron which form the outer surface of the finished piece and the inner is created from a cold cast pouring. Once the piece is set, we polish it to reveal the beauty hidden beneath.