• Dee Synnott Woodcraft

    Handmade in Tipperary.

    Turned bowls and cups made on a foot-powered Viking style lathe.

    Hand carved spoons. Items to buy, gift vouchers, workshops and demonstrations.

  • ABOUT

    I make handmade wooden items turned on a foot-powered lathe, and hand carved items made with axe, knife and spoon knife.

    I turn and carve locally sourced wood using age-old woodworking processes.

    I am Passionate about Traditional Crafts and the Natural world and am excited to share that love by teaching traditional woodcraft skills such as foot powered bowl lathe turning, hand carving vessels and spoon carving.

     
    I am also deeply interested in opening the pathways to personal capability and adaptability through making.
    I love to help others explore their own creativity and their relationship with nature through craft.
     

    My inspiration and motivation is threefold:

    Working on a foot-powered lathe keeps me active and deeply involves my body in the creation of these objects; wood is such a beautiful, natural material and I feel a strong connection with nature and the outdoors through working with it ; sourcing greenwood(freshly cut) from my locality helps to build community and connection with my neighbours and the Landscape.

    I started this journey with the Pole-lathe that I built when I moved to the beautiful North Tipperary countryside in 2017.

    My background includes a fine art degree in sculpture and many years as a craftsperson working for small craft companies and a family heritage of cabinet-making.

    In a stressful and weird world I find that sustainable green woodwork grounds and roots me with great benefits for my mental health and wellbeing. I want to share that connection with others.

     

  • CONTACT

    Get in touch to arrange private workshops, demonstrations or order bespoke pieces.

    Dolla, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
    +353891691283
  • UPCOMING EVENTS

    Markets, Workshops, Demonstrations

    Bowl Turning Workshop CELT 2&3 May

     

    Day one begins with ancient craft of carving from greenwood. Enjoy the crafting of a wooden spoon from branch to breakfast table.

    Description: Create a wooden spoon that is part of our heritage and a practical modern pastime. Explore the history of woodworking, gaining the essential skills of tools use in axe, spoonknife, and knife.

     

    Day two explores the heritage craft of bowl-turning on a foot-powered Lathe. Turn a cleft log into a bowl.

    Description: Create an eating vessel that brings us back to our ancient past. Develop skills that give a deep connectedness between wood, history and the natural world and forge an understanding of traditional work and life practice.

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  • CARING FOR YOUR WOODEN ITEMS

    Wood is a very different material to ceramics or plastic, and such, it has very different qualities and needs.If soaked in water, it may absorb too much and be difficult to dry it properly, if stored too close to a heat source like a radiator, it may crack.

     

    Taking care of your woodenware

    1. Wash gently with warm, soapy water. (not boiling)

    2. Make sure it is properly dry before stacking it. (Drip and towel dry)

    3. Occasionally, oil the woodenware with raw food grade linseed or walnut oil, this will help the wood stay lovely for years to come.

    4. With use, the colour of the wood will change, and this change should be enjoyed. Woodware's ability to absorb colour creates a personal archaeology

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