Windsor design chairs made by Ray Walsh from Co Clare, Ireland.
"I first started wood turning to pass the time during school holidays on a mission school in Uganda about 1970. I did no wood turning for the next 20 years or so, but finally got back to it in the early nineties. I discovered that chair making in the traditional style interests me most, and I work at it full time since 2001. I usually source my own timber, working from the raw log to the finished chair, being in charge of each step suits me best, however I use imported American timbers namely, Tulip wood, Maple, Beech and White Oak in the making of the American comb back Windsor chair shown on the gallery page. I try to make each chair better than the last and I hope they will survive many years into the future."
One of my "own design" chairs was a prizewinner in the craft section of the National Craft Competition run by the Crafts Council of Ireland in the R.D.S, Ballsbridge, Dublin in 2004.
Please contact me if you have any questions or visit my Etsy shop here.