16th March 2018
Phil has always been inclined towards wood work and hand skills. He graduated from Bucks New University with a degree in Furniture Restoration over 15 years ago and since that time he has started and successfully built a furniture restoration business. Most recently Phil has been honored by BAFRA as a fully accredited member demonstrating that Phil adheres to the high standards required of that organisation During that time he has made a concerted effort to study all the different ways that furniture is made. Some of his specialties are frame and chair construction, marquetry, gilding, among other areas. Formerly, Phil headed up the wood working courses at The Wooburn Craft School where he designed a series of courses which together taught students most aspects of furniture making. All of this was in context of making several beautiful objects including a small box and a Windsor chair.