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Short Personal Bio:
Alison Byrne began her training with a part time job at the age of 16, with Stained Glass Artist, Angelika De Barra, in her hometown Lucan, Co.Dublin. She then left Ireland and studied a degree in Glassblowing in Wolverhampton and a post grad in Hot Glass Techniques in Bournemouth. She worked as an Assistant Glassblower in Bath before leaving to travel for a few years. Following her studies and traveling abroad Alison returned to her hometown to set up Wildbird Studio.
Short Business Bio:
WildBird Studio is the answer to run of the mill stained glass. We are always trying to innovate contemporary designs without losing the traditional beauty of glass, and where better to do that than right in the heart of the metropolis that is Dublin City. We found ourselves a cosy little spot in Block T, nestled in between the world famous Guinness Storehouse and St James's Hospital. You can feel Dublin 8 is a vibrant community full of inspiration from old weathered buildings to exciting street art and the humans in between. Just like stained glass it has flaws and imperfections but it is also transformative and this is what makes it beautiful, individual, its what makes it yours.
Short Product Bio:
WildBird Studio is a Stained Glass workshop set up by Alison Byrne in the heart of Dublin City. She designs and creates each piece in a contemporary geometric style, drawing from popular culture and trends. Her work includes industrial style geometric lamps, minimalist animal light-catchers packaged in recycled CD cases and the incredibly popular vintage style pressed flower wall hangings. As the reduce, reuse and recycle concept is very important to Alison, she created a range of recycled glass jewelry from her off cuts. WildBird Studio currently stocks 8 shops across Ireland and the UK.