I make aesthetic, practical furniture mostly in English hardwoods. In particular chairs that combine comfort with elegance.
I have a huge passion for chairs, as they are such a challenge to do well. Each design must balance practicalities like comfort with refined use of materials and joints to produce an object that is sculptural, robust and a pleasure to live with. I seek to take the best from tradition and adapt to… Continue reading Chairs
I can’t truly say that my husband is a romantic man, but he is occasionally afflicted by romantic impulses. One of those took place on a cold, dark January day when he told me he fancied the idea of making me a heart-shaped chair for Valentine’s Day. I’m not the greatest romantic myself, but nor… Continue reading Creating a Heart-Shaped Chair
I am looking forward to taking part in Cambridge Open Studios next month. This is a huge artistic festival with over 200 artists showing their work and opening their studios to the public. So if you are in the Cambridge area, please come and see the furniture and chairs I have been working on recently… Continue reading Cambridge Open Studios 2017
I think it’s pretty fair to say that Andrew is obsessed with chairs and chair design; it’s what he most likes to make. But ask most people to think of a chair and they’ll imagine one of a set that sits around a kitchen or dining room table. Or else maybe an armchair, fully upholstered… Continue reading The Penguin Rocking Chair
I started upholstering as a practical step so that I could get new chair out the door quicker. However I soon got drawn into the craft and started experimenting with different techniques and how they impact comfort and appearance. I also discovered that there was much to be learnt when stripping high quality chairs for re-upholstery. So I… Continue reading Recovering a pair of classy modern chairs