(1969 - 2017)
Liam Flynn worked primarily in Irish oak turning strong, simple and lyrical vessel forms. Oak is rich in tannins, which responds well to fuming and ebonising, a colouring Flynn uses to accentuate his stark forms. His work evolved from smaller explorations of open vessels to his current work exploring volume, shape and line. Flynn was self-taught but his family have been involved in joining and woodworking for generations. His work is included in many public collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK, Woodturning Centre, Philadelphia, The National Museum of Ireland, Department of Foreign Affairs Collection, Design and Crafts Council of Ireland and Limerick City Art Gallery. It has also been shown at numerous exhibitions and fairs throughout Europe and North America.