The Scottish Furniture Makers Association showcases the beauty and diversity of furniture being designed and made in Scotland today
Interview - Stephen Finch
Why did you decide to become a furniture maker and what have you learned along the way?
I grew up learning carpentry and basic wood working from a very patient neighbour and it has always been something I’d wanted to pursue. However, I was encouraged to follow a more academic career path and woodwork became sidelined. Years later I ended up working as a graphic designer and found myself designing a Princes Youth Truth Annual Report which featured a cabinet maker as a case study. Within six months I’d quit my job, enrolled on a furn...
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Local wood local maker - Tom Cooper
I told them all about The Local Woods for Local Makers Project, and how Dutch elm diseased trees from The Meadows in Edinburgh were being given a new life in the form of beautiful hand crafted furniture. They were immediately enthused about the idea, and were very keen to have the lectern produced using timber from these magnificent trees.
I set too preparing a series of design sketches to present to the College of Surgeon’s office bearers, which were then discussed and deliberated over, which for me was an interesting experience of ...Read Article About membership
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