Green Woodwork Ireland
Stephen Ryan from Green Woodwork Ireland has had a passion for woodcraft from an early age, culminating in over twenty years of professional experience and BA Honours in Furniture Design. Stephen started his career as a church pipe organ builder, and has practiced many forms of woodwork over the years, including Furniture Design and Make, Furniture Restoration, Woodcarving and Woodturning. Stephen now focuses on the use of handtools only to produce furniture, decorative carving, woodturnings and carved spoons, from locally grown green (unseasoned) and dry (seasoned) woods.
Stephen Ryan, from Green Woodwork Ireland, is based in the heart of Belfast’s Lagan Valley. Stephen has had a passion for woodcraft from an early age, culminating in over twenty years of professional experience and BA Honours in Furniture Design. Stephen started his career as a church pipe organ builder and has practiced many forms of woodwork over the years. His range of traditional woodcraft products includes furniture, carvings, kitchenware, children’s toys and other bespoke creations. With inspiration taken from traditional Irish life, each piece is carved by hand, using locally sourced hardwoods, and traditional handtools. The wood is shaped while it is still fresh. When dried the pieces are either left natural or completed with natural oils and waxes, giving each piece individuality and a tactile touch. Stephen is helping to revive an ancient form of woodland craft that has been practiced for thousands of years but has long since disappeared from our woodlands and workshops. He accepts commissions, sells products and runs a variety of workshops and demonstrations teaching the skills of green woodwork.
Minnowburn Wardens Office
Opening hours vary, please contact Stephen Ryan to make an appointment.
Please contact Stephen Ryan directly to enquire about products, commissions, workshops and demonstrations.
Craft NI Gallery also sells a variety of Stephen Ryans handmade products.
Please view the Workshops page on the Green Woodwork Ireland website for upcoming workshops