<em>Edit Event</em> In Conversation: Gareth Neal
8 May
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Gareth Neal is a leading innovator in the contemporary craft design world, combining traditional furniture-making skills with new technologies. He discusses the place of technology in contemporary craft.

Bobby Mills

Bobby Mills is a self-taught woodworker based in the South Downs National Park. Blending both traditional and modern techniques, Mills creates wooden pieces that are entirely made by hand using a woodturning lathe. Every piece begins with wood that is locally and sustainably sourced from either...Read more

Eleanor Lakelin

British woodturner Eleanor Lakelin has a deep knowledge and a passionate interest in the natural properties of the wood she works with. Brought up in rural Wales, Lakelin worked in educational projects in Europe and West Africa before retraining as a cabinet-maker in 1995. Since 2011 she has...Read more

Gareth Neal

Gareth Neal is a celebrated designer whose practice combines the technical modes of 3D computer drawing and CNC processes, with the intricacies of traditional professional craftsmanship. His work has received critical acclaim and has featured in numerous publications and exhibitions, both in the...Read more

Emma Lacey & Jack Trench

Emma Lacey designs and makes ceramic tableware from her studio in North London. Much of her work is currently hand thrown using a fine stoneware clay and then assembled, manipulated or finished to fully express the tactility and function of each piece. Her most recent project has taken the...Read more

Jane Crisp

Jane is an international award-winning artist working from her home studio and workshop surrounded by beautiful countryside in Hale Fen, Cambridgeshire.

Her designs are made to use and love, amplifying traditional techniques in a contemporary way, experimenting with the methodologies of...Read more

Nicholas Shurey

British architect turned sculptor Nicholas Shurey resides in Copenhagen. His beautifully carved wooden sculptures are designed for small spaces and sit somewhere between furniture and stand-alone objects. His work has a playful functionality, from his Little Lady sculpture in Danish maple, which...Read more

Kaori Takahashi and Mark McGil

Based in Torquay, Devon, the husband and wife team behind Takahashi McGil create functional bowls, pouring bowls and rice spoons made from local hardwoods. Mark McGil met Kaori Takahashi, who moved to the UK from Japan to study, while studying Fine Art at the Wimbledon School of Art. Though they...Read more

Max Bainbridge

Born in London in 1991, Max Bainbridge studied Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art, where he graduated in 2013 as a photographer and sculptor. Based in London, he runs his studio collective Forest + Found with his partner Abigail Booth, that looks at landscape as a site of exchange between...Read more

Nic Webb

British maker Nic Webb’s sculptural pieces are born of a desire to work with wood instinctively in an attempt to free his work from the convention and perception of the made object. Using traditional tools, modern methods as well as elemental forces such as fire, ice, air and water he shapes and...Read more

Wycliffe Stutchbury

Maker Wycliffe Stutchbury studied at the London College of Furniture and later graduated from Brighton University with a BA Hons in 3D Craft in 2003. In the same year, he co-founded the Blue Monkey Studio, a collective of Eastbourne based artists. In 2018 he was shortlisted for the Loewe Craft...Read more

Robert Brain

RHMB was founded by Robert Brain, an extraordinary cabinet maker with an eye for sourcing traditionally unused woods such as London Plane and Lacewood. Robert combines his background as a Philosophy graduate with over three decade’s experience in the luxury interiors market to bring a meticulous...Read more

Steve Cook

Steve Cook is a London based designer maker of furniture and objects in wood.

“I love the variety and challenges involved in commissioned work from private clients, architects and public bodies through to collaborations with artists and fellow makers.”

 “The desire to realise my...Read more

Ted Jefferis

Ted Jefferis grew up in a wooden house surrounded by an ancient oak woodland. The son of a boatbuilder. Ted trained as a cabinet maker, he then studied at the Oxford school of architecture where he graduated in 2009. After his formal education, he began making bespoke furniture From his fourth...Read more

Yoon Hyun Jin

Yoon Hyun Jin’s pieces reflect moments of individual experience of solitude, struggle, joy and contemplation. The charming anonymity of her figures captured in the raw material of the carved wood enables a projection of one's own experience into the pieces. She captures the peaceful meditative...Read more

Christine Meyer-Eaglestone

With a background in fine art, Christine Meyer-Eaglestone discovered marquetry while studying cabinet-making and realised its potential as a contemporary visual medium. Christine's practice has led her to win wealth of awards and collections have been featured in notable galleries across the UK...Read more

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