In 2007, the butcher shop was forced to close due to changes in rural living. At this stage I could never have envisaged woodworking as my career, despite starting to sell some products locally and in craft fairs and markets.
In 2017, CK53 Design was launched as my chosen profession.
Why CK53 Design?
When I closed the butcher shop, I converted one of the outbuildings attached to the business to my first workshop.
This building used to be licensed by Cork Co. Council and my license number was Cork 53, or CK53. Hence the name CK53 Design. A nod to my previous life!