Who is Mick Guthrie
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Mick Presenting one of his works to the Prime Minister of Ireland Bertie Ahern on his State visit to Australia.
Mick Guthrie was born in Ireland and studied Marine Engineering at the Cork Institute of Technology. After a fifteen year sea-going career Michael embarked on a sea change,or should that be a land change, in order to pursue another passion of his, art.

Michael is self taught in ceramic sculpture. Drawing on his engineering background he has been able to discover for himself an individual set of clay sculpting and firing rules always enjoying the trouble shooting and creative process. This has allowed Michael to create beautiful and unique works such as seen in this website. Many cultural influences from all over the world come into play in Michael's work from his days at sea.

His work has been sold through the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, where Michael and his wife Nicole developed a special range of merchandise for the NGAs' "Book of Kells" exhibition. His works are also currently selling through the National Museum Of Australia Canberra. In the past Michael's work has been exhibited at a number of shows and through a number of galleries, including the Mosman Community Art Gallery.

Michaels artworks have been sold to private collectors all over the world. He is an established artist who brings a fresh, unique and individual style to clay sculpture. Captivated by the beauty and balance of nature, Michael has paid tribute to Mother Nature in Clay Sculptue and canvas paintings which are available through this website. Michael is very much a hands on artist and loves to chat with others about their art needs and is happy to work with clients in designing pieces from a brief for their homes, offices or friends. Michael strives to provide a excellent and uniquely personal artistic service and loves feedback on his art. If you would like to make a comment on this website or have ideas how we could serve you better please don't hesitate to contact Michael.

Mick and Nicole at the National Gallery of Australia.
Mick makes the cover of the courier.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our patrons in Australia and all over the world. Without your support I would not be able to continue to do what I love. Thanks to you all." Mick Guthrie

Druid Design is a relatively young studio consisting of two designers, Mick Guthrie, born in County Galway, Ireland and Nicole Kennedy, born in Brisbane, Australia, specialising in Celtic design. Nicole and Mick have been interested in the Celts and their art for many years. Their designs have been greatly influenced by Celtic Manuscripts dating from around the eighth century, chiefly the 'Book of Kells' but also the Books of Durrow and Armagh, and the Lindisfarne Gospels. They continue to study Celtic design and have toured and photographed many of the Irish high crosses. Their products consists of hand painted ceramic wares and a hand printed table and bed linnen range, all with Celtic designs. Mick and Nicole are currently experimenting with carved clay pieces and hand formed clay sculpture. The Ned Kelly range of clay art introduced recently has been very well received. A Lifesize Ned Kelly Sculpture and stand, donated to the Uni. NSW by Mick and Nicole was auctioned at NSW state Parliament recently raising a fair sum of money for that cause. Druid Design products have retailed through the National Gallery of Australia, and various boutiques and smaller galleries in Australia and Japan and also markets such as Paddington Market, The Rocks market, Manly Arts and Craft Market, the Opera House Market and Fox Studio Market. Mick and Nicole have also participated in various exhibitions in Sydney and were delighted to present the Prime Minister of Ireland with a Druid Design piece on his State visit to Australia.
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