Class of May 2014
The Class of May 2014 enjoyed a warm summer in Lyme Regis learning woodworking skills from 12 May to 1 August. From a range of backgrounds and from all over the UK they started as beginners, but all left after twelve weeks with a good set of woodworking skills and a body of work produced while learning those skills, including a piece of furniture designed and made by themselves.
The Woodworking Workshop was crowded on their last day when friends, family, staff and students from all courses came to the exhibition of their work and applauded their certificate presentation. They have now dispersed and are starting their new careers working with wood.
Ed has spent time working on fibreglass boats, composites and props for theatre productions but had no formal woodworking training. He joined the 12 week course to develop a good set of carpentry skills which he will use in his work in the future.
After graduating from an academic degree Toby wanted to try a hand based craft and completed the 12 week wood working course in the summer of 2014. He is now working as a freelance furniture maker/carpenter in London