‘A Portrait of……’ is a series of 10 programmes featuring artists and crafts people from Kilkenny and Carlow, joining them at their work and getting to know who they are.
A Portrait of …… Print Maker Maeve Coulter
Maeve Coulter is a print maker living in Kilkenny and we meet her at her studio and learn a bit of print making and get to know a bit about her too! https://soundcloud.com/kclr96fm/a-portrait-of-print-maker-maeve-coulter
A Portrait of – Wood Turner Glenn Lucas
Glenn Lucas is a wood turner from Carlow who specialises in making salad bowls and platters. He runs courses in wood turning and has his own range of tools and instructional DVDs. Listen to this programme to get an insight into his life and his career.
A Portrait of ….. Lace Maker Mary O’Neill
Mary O’Neill from Carlow takes us through the intricate process of making Carrickmacross Lace and shares her journey in becoming a lace maker
A Portrait of …. Martin Lyttle
Martin Lyttle lives in Carlow and makes sculptures from stone; limestone mainly, and in this documentary we hear about him, his interest in stone and the work he produces
A Portrait of ….. Friederike Grace
Friederike Grace shares an insight into the processes involved in making beautiful jewellery, her career path and the importance of nature as an inspiration
A Portrait of – Michael Deane, Stained Glass Window Maker
The process of making stained glass windows and Michael Deane’s journey to being a stained glass window maker is the focus of this programme in the ‘A Portrait of the Craftist’ series
A Portrait of – Silversmith Vicki Donovan
In this programme Vicki Donovan (VCD Silversmiths) from Thomastown, Co Kilkenny gives an insight into life as a silversmith specialising in the creation of sacred art
A Portrait of – Peter Scroope
In this piece Peter Scroope, a porcelain maker living in Kilkenny gives an insight into his life and shares his experiences of working in this area
A Portrait of – Leiko Uchiyama, Felt Maker
Felt Maker Leiko Uchiyama, originally from Japan and now living in Borris Co Carlow, takes us through the process of felt making, her development of the ‘pine needle’ technique, her life teaching all over the world and her inspirations.
A Portrait of – Bryan Leech, Sidereus Watches
Bryan Leech is a Product Designer and in this pieces talks about his work and the development of his own range of watches inspired by the Brú na Bóinne passage tombs