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Featured Artist – Simon Carman

Simon Carman

Now one of the most highly regarded stone sculptures in Ireland, Simon Carman lives and works in County Fermanagh. Simon has recently been awarded a major commission for The Irish National Stud and also 21 Tara Stones for Sami-Ling Buddhist Centre in Scotland. As well as producing his own work, Carman is well recognised for his casting and carving skills and is often called upon to fabricate work for some of the countries most recognised artists. Simon grew up in Dublin and has worked as an artist professionally all his life, following in the footsteps of his mother the recognised sculptor Cathy Carman. He attended Glasgow School Of Art studying for a Ba hons in Sculpture following a foundation in Art at NCAD. He has worked in professional foundries such as Callow Bronze Foundry in County Mayo as well as setting up foundries and working for many years with the Leitrim Sculpture Centre. He has also become sought out to make a number of very special sacred objects including a St Patrick for St.Patrick’s Church facade, Milltown and a fabricated Bronze Crown for a new Buddhist Stupa at Jampa Ling, Ballinamore. Simon was recently commissioned by Tyrone Guthrie Centre to make a stone commemoration to artist Debi O’Hehir. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally and his work is held in a number of private collections.