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Eric Byrne

Eric Byrne Stone sculptor
Contact
English
Hours:
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 17:00, Saturday and Sunday 12:00 - 17:00
Phone:
+353 872307521
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Unlocking secrets from stone

  • • Eric has great respect for nature and the origins of his materials
  • • Both skill and physical strength are required in his work
  • • He is part of the Irish heritage craft tradition

Eric Byrne is an award-winning master stone mason and has exhibited internationally, at such prestigious shows as New York Now, TENT London, Maison et Objet Paris and Design Island Dublin. The craft has been in his family for over half a century and was passed down to Eric by his father. Stone carving is a tradition in Ireland dating back to the megalithic monument of Newgrange which is older than the Pyramids of Egypt. Eric has developed a particular interest in indigenous stone, such as Connemara marble, Kilkenny limestone and Wicklow granite. With each piece, he cuts through hundreds of millions of years of the Earth’s history recorded in the stone. His homeware brings treasures from nature into the home in a way that respects the ancestry and stories of his materials.

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Works

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  • ©David Norton
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Photo: ©Trend Photography
Long platters

Hennessy & Byrne’s Marmar Range features these elegant marble serving platters, handcrafted from the finest Irish marble, showcasing a traditional marquetry technique. This versatile long platter, crafted from Irish green marble and Kilkenny Black marble with white Macedonian Sivec marble, can be used to serve sushi, antipasti or charcuterie meats but are equally suited to desserts and petit fours.

Length 36 cm
Width 12 cm
Height 3 cm

Photo: ©David Norton
Napkin rings

These exquisite napkin rings are handcrafted from the iconic Irish green marble from Connemara, situated on Ireland's wild Atlantic coast. With luxurious green tones of emerald to olive green, these napkin rings reflect the verdant shades of the Irish landscape and will add a touch of elegance to any dining table. The marble rings are available in sets of four, six and eight.

Height 2 cm
Diameter 5.5 cm

Photo: ©David Norton
Irish green marble egg cups

These classic egg-holders are handcrafted from the finest Irish green marble, to make breakfast just that little more special. Incredibly versatile, these egg cups can also be used to hold tealight candles, perfect for a coffee table, mantelpiece or can even create that five-star spa vibe for your bathroom or boudoir.

Height 3 cm
Diameter 5.8 cm

Photo: ©Trevor Hart
Kilkenny marble cheeseboard and knife

Hennessy & Byrne present their signature Cheeseboard & Knife set, handcrafted from the iconic Kilkenny black marble, with its lustrous inky black tones and it’s characteristically crisp white ring-pattern. Accompanied by a matching cheese knife, this piece marries traditional materials with contemporary design to create a striking addition to your dining table.

Length 25 cm
Width 20 cm
Height 2 cm

Photo: ©Trevor Hart
Handcrafted Kilkenny marble serving utensils

This selection of Kilkenny marble serving utensils comprises several products from the Hennessy & Byrne range, including a salad server set, a cheese grater and plane set and a beautifully balanced cake knife. Every utensil has been crafted from the finest stainless steel and adorned with lustrous black Kilkenny marble handles. Matching serving platters and tableware items are also available.

Length 10 cm
Width 2 cm
Height 2 cm

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