Hugh Parsons – Class of September 2006
Hugh joined the 38 week Long Course after ‘A’ Levels and a year out travelling in South America. After the course he worked at a high-end cabinet makers in Edinburgh. He then pursued another interest by going back into education and completing a three-year Part 1 degree in Architecture. During university holidays and after graduation Hugh worked for an architecture practice near Inverness. Woodworking was not entirely forgotten as he still kept up a workshop and made furniture for friends and family in his spare time. Hugh came to the conclusion that he’d rather be in the workshop full time. In 2012 he left architecture and started his own company ‘Hugh Parsons Design’. Hugh is now a member of the Scottish Furniture Makers Association and his commissions include furniture for an Edinburgh Castle VIP guest room and work for corporate clients including HBSC, Lululemon and Studio Hato. While on the course Hugh was taught how to play cribbage by a retired Royal Navy officer also on the boat building course. Hugh’s walnut and rippled sycamore cribbage boards with gold plated bronze (pictured) are sold by The Conran Shop in London and Paris.