VICE PRESIDENT TIFFANY & CO. FIFTH AVENUE & 57TH STREET NEW YORK 10022
Tommy Daly and his company, Celtic Weave, have been producing their fine Parian bone china for Tiffany & Co. exclusively since 1987. The association began when Tiffany's design director John Loring and the famous Irish designer Sybil Connolly found Celtic Weave to model and produce a new dinnerware pattern called Tiffany Weave that had been designed by Sybil Connolly. The pattern has become one of the most successful at Tiffany & Co. and continues to be one of the favourites with first time brides. The success of the pattern is mostly due to the special detail of the weave, there are other similar weave patterns on the market but none have the fine detail that was created by Tommy in the initial modeling stages. We continue to use Tommy's special skill and talent to expand into new dinner-ware and gift items, and look forward to many years of association together.
Miss Connolly was a designer of International renown for Brunschwig & Fils, Schumacher and Tiffany & Co. She was the recipient of many awards in recognition of her contributions to Irish culture, including an honorary degree from the National University of Ireland
"Had Tommy Daly been alive at the time European princes patronized the arts, he would surely have received a Royal warrant; most notably from France, where decorative china had reached a high level of design and was much sought after. Marie Antoinette, princes of the blood, and members of the aristocracy (such as the Duc d'Angouleme at rue de Bondy) were actively involved in the design and manufacture of fine china.
extract from "Irish Hands"
His buildings, including his private residence, which has become a tourist attraction. His works are cited as being among the most important works of contemporary architecture, which led Vanity Fair to label him as "the most important architect of our age". Mr. Gehry's best-known works include the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, Experience Music Project in Seattle; Dancing House in Prague, and 8 Spruce Street in New York City...etc...etc..
The Daly Family of Celtic Weave China have had the privilege of working with Frank Gehry on ceramic items since 2004.
"As collaborators, Celtic Weave was the best partner one could have. Tommy Dalys hands read my mind in clay."
Frank Gehry September 2012
Adrian Daly working with Frank Gehry during a visit to Celtic Weave China.
Celtic Weave China Cloghore Ballyshannon Co Donegal