Roger BennettPlace of Birth: County Laois
Roger Bennett specialises in making distinctive thin-walled bowls and vessels in wood, which he then colours with wood dyes and inlays with precious metals. His preferred wood is sycamore - the paleness making it an excellent canvas for colouring. Roger inlays the forms by filling hundreds of individually drilled holes with dots of silver wire. The patterns range from flowing spiral lines to tight geometric shapes.
Originally from County Laois, Roger lives and works in Dublin. A former teacher, Roger has a degree in English and French from Trinity College Dublin. He is also a graduate of the Crafts Council of Ireland's Craft and Design Business Development Course.
Roger’s work has featured in numerous exhibitions in Ireland, Britain, France and the USA; he has shown at SOFA New York, SOFA Chicago and CraftBoston. Examples of his work feature in many public and private collections, including those of the National Museum of Ireland, the Ulster Museum, the OPW, and the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs.
Mauve Bowl2016Coloured walnut inlaid with silver dots in a plume patternH:6cm D:21cmPrice on Application
Grey Bowl2016Coloured sycamore bowl inlaid with 6 undulating lines of silver dotsH:5cm D:10.5cmPrice on Application
Green Bowl #32016Coloured sycamore bowl inlaid with silver dots in a spiral patternH:6.5cm D:15cmPrice on Application