Class of September 2015
Eight students joined the Academy on 14th September 2015 for the 12 week Woodworking Skills course. The students joined the course for a variety of reasons – to train for a new career, to learn new skills or to build on and develop existing ones, from a range of backgrounds.
As part of their training, they each designed and made their own unique pieces of furniture. These were displayed on the last day of their course – 4th December 2015, to a packed workshop full of family, friends, staff and fellow students.
Tom has always been interested in wood and woodworking. His father is a cabinet maker and Tom enjoyed watching and helping him at work whilst growing up. He has a Foundation degree in Art and Design and his other interests are food, film and photography. Before joining the Academy he worked a variety of roles in the T.V and film industry. This included work as a cameraman, production assistant, script supervisor and as a researcher for River Cottage and Gordon Ramsay cooking programmes. He has also worked as a chef at a Notting Hill restaurant, and most recently during a break in film, he worked at Kew Gardens on a three month internship.