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Please Note: I have recently retired and am no longer making things to order - September 2013
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I was a founding partner of Somerset based Stuart Interiors, leaders in oak reproduction woodwork and interior design in 16th & 17th century styles. We made high quality oak facsimiles of furniture and architectural joinery

My first practical role was as a woodcarver and maker - see examples of my work below.
I was one of 5 partners employing 15-25 people as we grew.
Between 1976 & 1988 I was involved in all aspects of the business at different times : Design, making, carving, publicity and photography, marketing, personnel management, admin. and finance.

1983,'84 & '88: Undertook short term assignments working with the wood carving
industry in North India as a consultant designer
developing a range of new products for their export markets. See examples below
Employer: United Nations, International Trade Centre, Geneva.

1989-98: Became self-employed wood carver, furniture restorer and maker, whilst exploring and beginning counselling training.
1989: part-time teacher at Yeovil College: Wood carving and sculpture, adult classes.

Some examples of my previous reproduction and 'traditional' work
For examples of my contemporary work click on Designer/Maker

oak armchair

Elizabethan armchair


Florentine chairs made for indoor swimming pool

chairs by the pool

Florentine chair
french renaissance chest


French Renaissance chest

 

Tudor oak cupboard

tudor cupboard

Original design
garden seat

Green man
greenman

Medieval-style corbel

Renaissance style panel
renaissance panel
gilt table restoration
gilt table

Design consultancy in India
local craftsmen

indian craftsmen


Some of my designs

indian boxes


Dining furniture prototype

indian furniture

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For images of my contemporary work click on Designer/Maker

 

Paul carving