Side/hall table in walnut, anigre, ebony

I started my 50 week course after nearly four decades working in I.T. I have always liked making things and a furniture creation course seemed like the ideal way to improve my skills and to do something I would really enjoy. Marc’s course appealed to me because it not only promised to teach the skills and techniques required of working in wood, but also covered subjects such as marketing, setting up a workshop, exhibiting work, legal requirements, and other essentials for setting up my own business.

The course was all I hoped it would be and much more. Marc’s knowledge and teaching skills are first class and, because student sizes are quite small, you feel like you are getting ‘one to one’ tuition at times. The workshop is a busy one, with Marc’s own projects in progress, regular professionals renting bench space, more experienced students, and new students all contributing to the learning experience.

Marc’s standards are high and he encourages us to push ourselves beyond what we think we are capable of, both in our designs and the processes we use to achieve these. Not only did we gain the knowledge and skills to produce quality work and be able to progress into a professional environment, but the atmosphere was always warm and friendly and the whole course was a tremendous experience and a pleasure to be part of.

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Martin Jelinek