161% Funded


Target: €8000


€12,949 Raised

14 Days:23 hours to go

115 Funders

Fluid Forms - Liam Flynn

By Mary Leahy


"I like to treat wood as if it were a malleable material; gently removing the excess from inside, pushing the wood into Fluid Forms"         

Liam Flynn (4th April 1969-8th April 2017)


About Liam Flynn
Liam Flynn was an Irish craftsperson of international repute from Abbeyfeale, County Limerick. Working with wood was a family tradition and Liam was quietly dedicated to his craft since childhood, having inherited the workshop of his father and grandfather. Fellow woodturner and friend, Ciarán Forbes, described Liam as "a true artisan-craftsman" with "an unerring sense of line". His turned wood vessels were exhibited throughout Europe and the USA and are included in several major collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum (UK), National Museum of Ireland, The Center for Wood Art (USA) and the Scottish National Museum.

About "Fluid Forms - Liam Flynn"
April 8th was the second anniversary of Liam’s death and an opportune time to reflect on his life and work. Fluid Forms will be a high quality hardback publication with over 85 colour images, recognising and celebrating Liam’s achievement in his craft.
The launch will take place in November 2019 at Oliver Sears Gallery with an exhibition of ten selected works by Liam Flynn.

Our Team

Conceived and developed through friendship, our team felt it was important to celebrate the extraordinary talent of master woodturner and artist Liam Flynn. We are fortunate to have excellent designers, photographers and contributing writers to deliver this project.

  • Mary Leahy, Project Manager
  • Kevin O’Dwyer, Artistic Director
  • Oonagh Young, Book Designer

 Fluid Forms will include essays by Roger Bennett and Yvonne McEnery, and photography by Liam Flynn, Kevin O'Dwyer and Brendan Landy.


A personal note from Mary Leahy

Liam and I walked through life together for seventeen years. I feel the enduring absence every day. Liam’s intelligence and curiosity about life led him to explore so many interests along with craft and art- music, books, politics, history, cycling and fishing. He enriched my world. I look forward to publishing Fluid Forms in recognition of Liam’s accomplishment in his craft, and a life well lived.


Your contribution

Funds received will be used for design, photography, and printing costs.  At this time we have raised 12,000 euro towards this limited edition publication. We have a projected a total budget of 20,000 euro and are therefore looking for 8,000 euro to complete the project. 

Why Fund it

Liam made his mark internationally, both professionally and personally.  Fund it will reach out to friends, colleagues and collectors who have been inspired by his artwork. It will also reach new audiences who are not yet aware of Liam Flynn. Fund it provides an opportunity to pre-order this limited edition publication and support the project. 

Thank you
Thank you for your kind attention. I am grateful to our team for their hard work to date and believe Fluid Forms will be a fitting tribute to Liam Flynn. I invite you to join us in making its completion and production possible.

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We are midway through our six week campaign to support the publication of Fluid Forms, and thanks to an overwhelming response have far exceeded our funding target.  We are truly grateful to our funders.  It is a measure of the regard for Liam Flynn.

We are continuing our fundit campaign to give possible supporters the opportunity to preorder their copy of Fluid Forms. 

We ask for your continued support by ensuring people are aware of (or reminded of!) this publication by sharing posts and links.

All our writers have completed their pieces, and we have a wealth of high quality images of Liams work.  We are looking forward to an editorial meeting this Friday, 24th.

Again thank you all for your support.

Again Thank You

Thanks to our funders and to supporters, we have far exceeded our target, reaching 149% today, day eight. It is a measure of the regard for Liam Flynn.

Some of our contributing writers have completed their pieces, others are nearing completion.  We have numerous wonderful images of Liam’s work. We are looking forward to making further progress on producing Fluid Forms.  

The widespread awareness of this project is due to supporters sharing posts and links, and I ask for your continued support in spreading the word.

Many thanks for your support, I am truly grateful.

Target surpassed

Day two of our campaign and we have reached 128% of our target. Thank you to our funders, supporters, and everyone who posted/forwarded our posts and links. It is a tribute to Liam.

We are continuing our fundit campaign to give possible supporters the opportunity to pre-order their copy of Fluid Forms. Fluid Forms will be a permanent record of Liam’s achievement, and we want to honour his memory by distributing it widely. We ask for your continued support in ensuring people hear about this publication by sharing posts/links etc. 

Again, thank you all.  

Thank you

It is twenty-two hours since this campaign was launched with the help of the fundit team and we have reached 78% of our funding goal.

I want to thank our supporters for such an overwhelming response.  I am truly grateful at the level of interest in Fluid Forms-Liam Flynn. It is a reflection of the impact Liam made during his lifetime.

I want to achieve as many pre-orders as possible so that Fluid Forms is widely distributed, keeping Liam’s memory alive. 

Thank you all for the support and for sharing our fundit link. 


funders (115)

There are 102 public funders of this project

There are 13 anonymous funders of this project