Since its foundation in 1969, Wild Goose Studio has sought its inspiration in Ireland's history, poetry and mythology. From the beginning, a group of skilled craft-workers in Kinsale, Co. Cork has maintained the tradition of high quality as the range of images has grown. The early experimental spirit of Brian Scott-McCarthy and Kathleen Smyth remains to this day as Wild Goose broadens its horizons and expands its offering of award-winning gifts for friends, family and for you.
Each McHarp piece is handcrafted and inspired by designs of antiquity. Each piece also has a reference to the time period and culture it was taken from. Actual artifacts found across the ancient world inspire each object. McHarp explores the legendary, symbolic or archetypical significance of the items in our selection process. Once selected, the piece is first hand carved in clay, and then molds are crafted for the individual piece.