At the end of a valley surrounded by forested slopes. Pat brings his skill and sure touch to each piece he lovingly creates, watching the grain of the wood coming to life on his lathe. Most of his raw material comes from locally felled timber, but Pat also loves the variety that non-native wood from sustainable sources brings to his art. The colour and patina of some of these exotic hardwoods is very different from the paler shades of Irish timber. Careful oiling, polishing, texturing and sometimes staining combine to produce beautifully tactile pieces of work which demand to be held and examined. Pats considerable skill means that he is in great demand locally, nationally and internationally for demonstrations and tuition. While much of Pats output is determined by the type and availability of raw materials, he is also happy to work on commissioned pieces for special events and occasions.