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House number plaque

” The work complements a very old building. Other people in the village have commented upon how good the carving is. This has led to a commission for another house plaque for another villager.” – Mr. Andrews.

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Bogoak Ballycroy, County Mayo, Ireland on Bath limestone

“ When we first saw Ruairi’s work at an exhibition, we were immediately taken with it. It is truly a wonderful combination of the natural world with the man-made. We keep this outside in the spring and summer and bring it inside in the colder months. It is equally at home in either setting. We…

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Limestone coat of arms

“I asked Ruairi to design and carve an escutcheon for us to install above our doorway in France. He has a wonderful blend of obsession with detail and creative flair for design “ Although an escutcheon is essentially a two-dimensional device, Ruairi’s sculpture was three-dimensional with the lion starting out of the shield and other…

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Whelk pot light on Clipsham limestone

“ Without doubt seeing Ruairi’s pieces at Grand Designs was a ‘wow’ moment – nothing else compared. I could not wait to have such a magnificent piece of living architecture in our house – albeit the wrong house. “ It is a privilege to own such a fabulous light, reflecting a lifetime keepsake bought from…

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Bleriot Car Lamp Light

“It is pleasant to be in the lounge after a hard day at work with the lamp. The light is soothing in the evening. The design is good with a combined good antique look and a good style. ”   Stewart

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Housewarming Present

“The stone-carved house was a surprise present which I am delighted with. I really am pleased with it. It’s a great way to celebrate my new first home and my friends want one too.”  Mary  

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Shipping light lamp

“ We fell in love with this piece the moment we saw it. A piece of ancient wood, the lower half of which has been crafted to match the geometric lines of the gorgeous block of stone on which it sits while the upper half has been left as sculpted by nature, atop of which…

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Sundial Commission

“We were so delighted with the two sculptures we bought from Ruairi that we commissioned this sun-dial, agreeing on dimensions, type of stone, metal fascia and carved lettering with him and trusting him to produce exactly what we wanted. We are delighted with the result; a thing of timeless beauty.” Tony

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Bog Yew from Ballycroy, County Mayo on Ancaster limestone

“ What we love about Ruairi’s creations is the conversation each has between the natural and the man-made and modernity and the past, and the fact that each piece is unique. “ Our eyes were immediately drawn to this piece, with its marriage of a dazzling piece of ancient felled-tree (bog yew), crafted by nature…

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