About this Piece
This board is great for slicing and chopping, but is also perfect for serving up just about anything you can think of, such as serving bread or a gorgeous selection of cheeses!
Material: Irish Beech
Size: 12.7 x 55 x 2.5 cm
Ballyshane pieces are all handcrafted from the highest quality wood so with a little care you can maintain the pieces beauty for a lifetime. Wood is an extremely resilient material and will last generations if you look after it properly. After each use gently rinse your board with warm soapy water, wipe dry with a soft cloth and let it stand to dry thoroughly. This will help maintain the durability of your board. Please don’t put the pieces in a dishwasher or soak as this can cause the wood to warp or splinter. If you would like to disinfect your piece we love natural cleaners such as white vinegar, or a lemon wedge with salt or baking soda. Great for your board and the environment! To keep your piece beautiful and to protect the wood we also recommend you periodically oil your piece with a food safe oil every few weeks or months, depending on how often you use it.
About the Maker
William McHutcheon and Cheryl Stanley create beautiful wooden pieces, handcrafted using locally sourced Irish Hardwoods. William’s father always harbored a passion for woodturning, coming from two generations of master craftsmen. Together, they’d spend hours discussing the merits of different techniques and types of wood. From cherished memories and learning such as these, Ballyshane Studio was born.
William and Cheryl’s home in Ballyshane has provided much of the inspiration for their work. Their gorgeous cottage, surrounded by beautiful forestry is filled with the most incredible large bowls, boards and vessels all produced by William.
Woodturning has always been a burning passion for William and he has spent the last 14 years honing his craft, working with some of Ireland’s leading companies along the way. One can’t help but be immediately drawn to the objects he makes, the incredible craftsmanship, and obvious love for the material. He works predominantly in native hardwoods reclaimed when possible and cites a particular fondness for Irish beech.
Ireland has an incredibly strong craft heritage and it was a mutual love for this that drew William and Cheryl together. Cheryl grew up standing on a tin of paint selling everything and anything in her parents hardware store, so it was only a matter of time before she combined this talent with her passion for Irish design and craft. Ballyshane is the perfect combination of William’s lifelong passion for woodturning and Cheryl’s entrepreneurial spirit.