Irish Bog Oak

Sculptor, artist, shaper of ancient materials for modern environments, Brian O’ Loughlin grew up on the edge of the bog that delivered up it’s secrets for him to re-imagine and reinterpret for our times.

Circa 2000 BC the great oak forests of Ireland were dying off. Many of these majestic oaks were enveloped in the growing bogs of the midlands and hidden away from human eyes for 4000 years. During that time, submerged in blankets of peat, a unique transformation was taking place which caused the wood to harden and darken.

Brian O Loughlin has now released the magic of this precious and ancient material, retaining and enhancing its natural grain and colour to bring our Celtic heritage for all to enjoy.

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