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Anthony Aylward

Furniture Making

My Story

I was born in Cork and grew up in Carrigtwohill. As a child I carved wooden boats using my father’s chisels. I can still remember the constant reminder ‘Keep your hands behind the blade’. After leaving school I served my apprenticeship as a joiner and worked for many years in a joinery workshop which led me to setting up my own business designing and making furniture. Many of my design are inspired by my love of nature, music and the sea. Over the past few years I have had some very interesting commissions including the furniture for a church. I have also taught woodwork in Ireland and in France.