Object of desire

Object of desire

Emmet Kane comes from five generations of master craftsmen and has turned his woodworking eye on everything from tulips to hedgehogs.

 The latter, titled Gráinneóg, can be seen in A Journey, the Emmet Kane Retrospective curated by Jennifer Goff which opened at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks last week. A curator of consummate taste, Dr Goff first acquired Kane’s work for the permanent collection in 2008. Coming from five generations of master craftsmen to practise the art of woodturning, Kane has a lesson for all of us: “Being dyslexic has helped me to approach...

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