The Sexton family has been designing bespoke craft kitchens and furniture for almost 25 years. However, a new product from this highly talented team, comprising of father Declan and sons David and Michael, is a beautifully crafted solid hard wood chopping board which is now available in Waterford’s Medieval Museum, in the heart of the Viking Triangle.
Based in Ballynevin, Co. Waterford, the Sextons design and create kitchens and furniture, from period to contemporary pieces. Their work has gained a lot of national attention and some of their kitchen projects have featured in “Ireland’s Homes Interiors and Living” and “25 Beautiful Homes” magazines.
According to David Sexton the idea to produce the boards came from their customers. “The whole idea started out as a gesture of gratitude. Upon completion of each kitchen we left a complimentary hard wood chopping board for our clients. Basically, it was our way of saying thanks for choosing a kitchen from us. However, we got such positive feedback about the boards from our customers that it encouraged us to focus more on producing the boards and marketing them as a stand-alone product.”
“We met with Eamonn and his team at the Medieval Museum and they have been a great help in allowing us to display the boards in the museum. It’s a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase these products in such a prestigious venue.”
The solid hardwood boards, in oak, beech and walnut are complete with display stand are laminated and treated with mineral oil.
Director of Waterford Treasures, Eamonn McEneaney, welcomed the addition of the Sexton’s boards to the museum. “At the Medieval Museum shop, we endeavour to supply products that are indigenous, attractive and well crafted, in fact products which are complementary to the heritage and ethos of the Medieval Museum. The hardwood chopping boards are hand crafted, natural and come from a Waterford family-owned company, so we felt they were a perfect fit.”
Waterford Local Enterprise Office is also supporting the Sexton’s new venture.
Ciaran Cullen of Waterford LEO said “It’s heartening to see such a talented group of craftspeople continually evolving and innovating. From beautiful bespoke kitchens and contemporary furniture design, Declan, David and Michael have now added another high calibre range to their already impressive portfolio. The association with Waterford’s Medieval Museum is a great move and a huge vote of confidence in their products, talent and vision.”
To find out more about the Sextons range of kitchens, furniture and hardwood chopping boards, visit www.declansextonandsons.ie or find them on Facebook.
Alternatively if you have an inspirational craft idea and what to know what assistance is available to you, talk to Waterford Local Enterprise Office. Call 051 849905 or visit www.localenterprise.ie/waterford
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