Flynn lives and works in County Limerick, Ireland. Almost entirely self-taught, he is now recognized as one of the world’s foremost woodturners. The artist’s work is in the permanent collections of Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK; National Museum of Ireland, Dublin; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN; Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA; Department of Foreign Affairs Ireland Collection and Crafts Council of Ireland. Flynn’s celebrated status as a maker in Ireland has recently been recognized through a retrospective exhibition at the Hunt Museum, Limerick. His work was featured on a new special edition stamp, issued to mark 2011 as the Year of Craft in Ireland.
—Courtesy of the Crafts Council, the artist and Sarah Myerscough Gallery
Image rights: Donation courtesy of the artist and Sarah Myerscough Gallery