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Rhys Jones

Rhys studied wood/furniture at the ANU School of Art, completing his honours year in 2011. It was there, in the furniture/wood workshop, that he began to explore and refine the theory and practice of fine furniture making under the guide Rodney Hayward (Head of Workshop). “Design...

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Liam Thomas – We Eat The Sun

“The life so short, the craft so long to learn” Geoffrey Chaucer Liam’s expertise spans across two main areas of the furniture making industry, the first is as a designer / maker in which he creates furniture and objects under his own brand ‘We Eat The...

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Grow Your Own Chair

If taking a rough sawn plank of timber, breaking it down into parts, only to then reassemble into a new configuration, now with the addition well-thought-out joins, bends and curves to offer function and ergonomics… seems like a lot of work. Well, the good news...

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‘Green gold’ – Huon Pine Facts

The Huon pine Lagarostrobos franklinii is a conifer and is endemic to Tasmania. It is the only member of the genus Lagarostrobos. Related species from the family Podocarpaceae, originating from the ancient supercontinent Gondwana, are found in Chile, Malaysia and New Zealand. The Huon pine is...

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Bespoke Skateboard Deck Workshop

Being a lord of Dogtown is one thing, but becoming a lord of the workshop is something else entirely. This was our very first bespoke skate deck workshop. We had eight student all eager and excited to craft their own custom skateboard or longboard. Over  the two three-hour sessions,...

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Drew Straker – Muralist

Over the Christmas break, during a period between terms when 'Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse', we had the opportunity to invite an artist into the workshop, with intention to liven up one of the biggest and whitest walls in the building. Putting out...

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