Fellow artists Brian Scott-McCarthy and Kathleen Smyth founded the Wild Goose Ireland Studio in 1970. Together with other leading Irish artists, they created a unique range of artefacts that take their inspiration from our rich cultural heritage and the contemporary world. Each piece starts with an inspiring thought, an image or an emotion and our craftspeople give it a physical form. Inspiration: Our inspiration comes from myriad different sources. Many of our pieces reflect our Celtic history with its stone carvings and also evocative language. Contemporary authors, philosophers, as well as moments and milestones in life that shape our human experience inspire others.