Dressing table in rippled sycamore
Having spent most of my working life as a draughtsman drawing fitted furniture I always knew I wanted to learn how to make furniture to the highest standard possible.
I decided to start with a taster course of one week and soon realised robinson house studio certainly teaches that and a lot more! I then enrolled on a 24 week course with the hopes that my passion for fine furniture, and my newfound skills, would see my career take a new path. Some time ago, when studying for an HND in design, a tutor told me – we are never happier than when we are being creative; as a student at rhs I was reminded just how true that is. The skills and attention to detail exhibited by Marc and his team are truly inspirational. It is these finer aspects of furniture making I am particularly grateful to have been exposed to. The tuition offers not only the highest level of furniture making lessons but invaluable advice and support in marketing, industry connections and even how to work with suppliers and choose your materials. Marc’s coaching is professional, patient and friendly. It has gone above and beyond the course program. I worked for a number of weeks renting a bench at rhs, after the course ended, and this gave me the opportunity to increase my confidence before going it alone in a workshop elsewhere. I am delighted I took the plunge and became a student; my only regret is that I didn’t do it years ago!
Gary has been awarded a Certificate of Merit from The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers
Gary is now employed at www.edmondsoninteriors.co.uk.