I aim to create furniture with timeless appeal, design to me is as much about practicality as aesthetic ideals. My furniture is design led, and I allow the materials with which I work to speak for themselves.
Growing up on the north coast of Northern Ireland, I found my way into a creative career very early. I have always loved production processes and construction techniques and throughout my degree at art college I discovered my love of wooden furniture specifically.
I am passionate about timber, and use traditional techniques alongside modern production processes to create beautiful, functional pieces which can become heirlooms of the future.
I undertake private commissions, working closely with my clients to fulfil their brief and create bespoke handmade pieces. I encourage my clients to visit the workshop during production or otherwise update them with photographs. You can see previous commissions here.
Through my experience of being a furniture designer and maker for almost 20 years, I have created a collection with functionality, comfort and selection of the finest materials at its core. Each piece has been meticulously designed, developed and refined, and is handmade to order. Flexibility in material choice and detailing allows for individuality in every order. You can see my collection here.
1998 - 2001: Edinburgh College of Art. BA Honours Furniture Design, 1st class awarded.
2019: Furniture Makers’ Company, Design Guild Mark 215 - Oxbow Lounge Chair.
2014: Wood Awards, finalist in production furniture category - Fosse Collection.
2014: Furniture Makers’ Company, Design Guild Mark 117 - Oxbow Chair.
2012: Wood Awards, winner of production furniture category - Wu Bench.
2012: Visual Arts Scotland. Award for Applied Arts - Wu Bench.
2019: Visual Arts Scotland. Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
2018: Design Exhibition Scotland. Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh.
2018: Scottish Furniture Makers Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh.
2017: Craft Scotland. Craft and Design Pavilion, Old Truman Brewery, London Design Festival.
2016: Furniture Focus. Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
2014: Design Guild Mark at 100% Design. Earls Court, London.
2014: Wood Awards at 100% Design. Earls Court, London.
2013: Selected. Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh.
2013: Visual Arts Scotland. Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
2012: Wood Awards. Carpenters Hall, London.
2012: Visual Arts Scotland. Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
2006 - 2010: Scottish Furniture Makers Annual Exhibition. Edinburgh.
2001: New designers. Earls Court, London.