Welcome to Colm Brennan Woodturning. My name is Colm and my passion is in the art of Woodturning. The art can be described as the action of shaping wood with a lathe but it is much more than that.
Woodturning is an art-form where no two pieces produced are ever identical due to the use of local wood. I source all the wood I use locally from Sligo though on occasion may visit other counties in Ireland to sample their local wood. I fully handcraft all the pieces and some may take days if not weeks to create.
My specialty is Segmented wood turning, also known as polychromatic turning. This is a challenging skill that few in Ireland are practicing and one which takes much precision and patience to create a finished piece. But although vases like in the image below can take 4 -5 days to create one, the finished piece is worth the time and effort and I take pride in both the finish and design of these product.
My workshop is located in The Benbulben Craft Village, Rathcormac in Sligo, Ireland. I turn there most mornings and there is also a farmers market every Saturday from 10am – 2pm. The market opens with a selection of local crafts from wood turned pieces, to Horsehair Pottery, handcrafted cards and art pieces to fresh bread, vegetables – well worth a visit if you are in the area.
You can contact me via My Facebook Page or by emailing @firstname.lastname@example.org