Teacher scraps classroom for upcycling venture

Joanne Condon decided to use her qualifications to follow her parents into business

6th November, 2016
Joanne Condon, a former secondary school art teacher, quit teaching to set up Kyle Lane Pic: John D Kelly

Art teacher Joanne Condon left behind a career in second-level education to set up furniture upcycling shop Kyle Lane in her hometown of Clonmel, Co Tipperary, five years ago.

Condon had qualified as an art teacher at Limerick College of Art in Design in 2006, having acquired a degree in fine art from Cork’s Crawford College of Art and Design.

Her entry into the workplace coincided with public sector spending cuts brought on by...

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