BA (Hons) Furniture Design & Make

Phil joined Sylva Foundation in 2022 to support teaching at the Sylva Wood School. He previously taught at Rycotewood for a number of years, teaching various furniture-making courses. He is excited by the opportunity to work with Sylva’s students and help develop their furniture making skills and knowledge, using homegrown timbers and to be involved in Sylva Foundation’s wider projects.

He brings to the role a breadth of experience gained over the years. Phil has been involved in the teaching and assessing qualifications for wood occupations for more than 15 years. Most recently this was as the nationwide quality assurer of furniture qualifications and as an assessor of furniture-making apprenticeships. Prior to this, he was a workshop manager for several high-profile furniture/kitchen makers, and has successfully run his own workshop.