Grant's Story so far......

Grant grew up around boats on the Irish Sea & Shannon Lakes. He was also lucky enough to travel the world on the then
Irish Sail Training Vessel, Asgard II, initially as Trainee and latterly as the Bosun.
On his return from sea, he set up Safewater Marine Services providing clients with professional boat maintenance and repair to full refits.

"My main Inspiration comes from Boats and the Sea or anything Nautical really. 
  I try to capture movement in my work and if they move - even better".      
Grant  - March 2018.
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Grant has always been inspired by high levels of craftsmanship and has been drawn to beautifully made pieces that
are, not just good to look at, but have a useful purpose which should be used in an everyday setting. 

All Grant’s pieces are individually handmade and, as such,  no two designs will ever be alike within a Collection.   

The SKYLINE & ZANZIBAR yacht models are an example of this.
Each design and sail shape is unique, offering different styles of movement and reflections.

The
END GRAIN BOARDS & PLATTERS are all made from the highest quality timbers that Grant can source.                  
Different woods have different characters and behaviours and he will always work with the timbers, rather than against them.
It is always wonderful to hear from customers the huge range of purposes that they use our boards for in their homes
and this makes their uniqueness even more pronounced.


Grant has exhibited at Sculpture in Context in the National Botanic Gardens 2018 & 2019

CLIENT COMMISSIONS
 include WEBZEN 10 year Service Awards.
Grant has also designed & hand crafted the Perpetual Trophy & Individual Prizes for the OCR Class Powerboat races in Malahide 2014
& CAFRE Horticultural Award 2017
together with Private Commissions for Birthday and Special Occasion Gif
ts.

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"Individual taste is unreliable,  but whenever the Quality of Design & Execution is a Constant
that is something we Instinctivly Recognise"     
Kevin Mc Cloud.
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