Artist: Calnan & Anhoj
Medium: Forged Bronze on Kilkenny Limestone Plinth
Calnan & Anhoj
Our speciality is forged bronze and cor-ten steel sculpture for the garden. We have been creating for 20 years, going back to the time where we simultaneously fell for each other as well as for our craft. As George Bernard Shaw once said ‘Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.’
Setting off on our adventure after art college finished, we conjured a joint vision of artistic metal sculpting, which we have been building on ever since. Our sculpture has now been widely exhibited in Ireland and England and can be found in many private collections around the world. Public collections include The Irish State Art Collection, The Department of Foreign Affairs, The Office of Public Works and The Crafts & Design Council of Ireland’s Permanent Collection. Our awards include The 2015 Mill Cove Award for a sculpture of distinction.
The National Craft Awards, first and second prize awarded by the Royal Dublin Society in 2011 & 12. The Crafts & Design Council of Ireland’s Purchase Award 2012. And the Stanley Allcard Award in 1998 by The Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths.