Roger Bennett

Place 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.