About me

What I do.

Woodworking has been part of my live since I was a child. My dad introduced me to lathe turning at the age of 8 years: he taught me and transmitted his passion for woodworking.

My pops had a narrow boat which we lived on for 15 years and at the bow of this magnificent childhood

dream stood the workshop: small, dusty, and perfect. My first project was a candle stick holder and it was made from sycamore.

I continued to learn as much as I could about timber, trees, cabinets, tables chairs and instruments: everything about them.

I went on Stockport College and achieved a level 3 in Furniture Design and Making, which includes important aspects of health and safety, technical drawings and sustainability. At the end of my studies, I met my wife, which coincidentally had booked herself on a cabinet making course in school.

Before teaching I worked in various jobs as a self-employed cabinet maker, gardener, making bespoke furniture and fitted kitchens. I also worked as a landscaper which I thoroughly enjoyed. This, in particular, gave me the opportunity to re-use the wood from the trees I cut, in order to make beautiful objects and give the wood a second life.

As time went on I found the hankering to be back in the workshop, the smell of saw dust and varnish in the air and challenge ahead of the next beautiful piece to create.

My experience

My formal education is in furniture design and making. I have technical drawing qualification and sustainability certificates. I have studied and achieved a City&Guilds certification in Furniture Design and Making (Level 3). I taught dozens of people in my lessons, you can see all the great reviews they left in the courses pages.