Sculptural expression combined with the quality of experienced craftsmanship has seen Chaïm Factor’s previous works represented at exhibitions from Tokyo to Vancouver and from Sydney to Paris. His work has been extensively exhibited in Ireland and Europe and is also represented in numerous private collections. His contemporary work explores materials to optimum effect, using wood, stone, metal and glass to the advantage of each individual piece and his work often features textured, painted or patinated and inlaid finishes to detail. Chaïm Factor has contributed to many projects of distinction including Dublin’s Trinity College, the Senate Buildings, the National Concert Hall Organ Case, the Four Courts and the restoration and conservation of the iconic St. Mary’s Church Organ Case, Dublin to name but a few.
With a keen interest in teaching and sharing his knowledge and experience Chaïm opened his studio to classes and courses in fine wood work and musical instrument making in 2010. These sessions are both relaxed and conducive to learning through exploration and discovery helping to maintain established knowledge in traditional methods while seeking to forge new concepts using wood as a sustainable material.
The classes are not prescriptive and are paced to each individuals ability and progress through projects designed to provide maximum personal achievement.
Beginning with some short one day projects, participants are encouraged to explore new techniques through more challenging and inspirational work.
Apart from all of the usual activities of using and maintaining hand tools etc., we also look into the wonderful and liberating exercise of tool making; marking knives, hand planes, scratch stocks to name just some of the satisfying results .
’The Art is in the Making’
The studio is a busy working space, which prompts personal development set within a unique upland environment overlooking the beautiful Vale of Avoca in County Wicklow.
Chaim and Carol create ‘Design Elegance for Foodies’, a unique range of wood kitchen and dining ware for discerning Foodies. This new 2014 award winning range of accessories and heirloom collectables provide contemporary lines and compositions through contrasting grains and colours. Owing to particularly and specifically chosen woods, some items are limited in edition. Please visit our website http://www.chaimfactor.com for the full range of available products.