Before I started training to be a designer/cabinet maker back in 2001, I had a full and varied career – the Army, HR, race course management and stockbroking. Pulling all these experiences together has enabled me, aided by Di, to build and consolidate our own business in furniture design and making.
Design, efficiency, approachability are all key to working together to create the ideal piece of furniture for you. Allied to that is the framework, which I have built up over the years, of subcontractors and other professionals who work alongside me. To date, I have been fortunate enough to design and make a wide range of furniture – all manner of tables and chairs, side boards, jewellery boxes, dressing tables, book cases, wardrobes and many more.
Commissions have come from private clients – nationally and globally. I have worked on commercial and ecclesiastical projects, designing and prototyping products to be brought to market and collaborated with interior designers/decorators.
I value and welcome collaboration be it from private/corporate clients or interior designers.
The story so far
Di’s ‘stock in trade’ is secretarial. She started her professional life in the MOD, working in London for about 12 years. She then decided on a complete change of direction; a foundation course in Fine Art followed by a three year degree course in ceramics at what was then Falmouth College of Art in the early/mid nineties. Since then she has mixed secretarial jobs with ceramics; culminating in the reinstatement of the pottery department at Shebbear College, where she worked for a couple of years, before committing to working full time for James Morley in 2003.