Handsome & Co seeks out and employs tutors that are professional designer/makers, who are currently engaged in their own creative practices. These tutors will bring a wealth of extensive technical knowledge in the methods and application of traditional and modern woodwork techniques. Most importantly, our tutors are role models, who can inspire students through their active industry practice.

Our tutors will provide demonstrations and knowledge in timber and traditional technique, but most importantly our tutors act as the vehicle to influence their student’s exploration of materials, ideas and processes.

Meet our tutors below, each has their own history in furniture design and manufacture, but all have a common passion for timber as a material and the production of high quality products.

Elliot Gorham

Elliot studied at the Australian National University Art School, specializing in furniture making, he spent three years plus an honours year perfecting the craft of design and construction. Studying under the head of workshop Rodney Hayward in the Furniture / Wood Department, Elliot completed his BVA with first class honours in 2007.

Alichia van Rhijn

Carving Tutor
Alichia van Rhijn is an artist based in Central Victoria. She is a self-proclaimed maker of things and vintage lover who spends her time handcrafting goods ranging from woodwork, ceramics and metal casting to lovingly restoring and re-purposing vintage finds.

Louise Gorham

Operations Manager
Louise is a creative with a background in comedy, writing and performing who graduated from BAPA in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts. She has multiple film and TV credits including Neighbours, Rove and was featured in a Mitre 10 commercial with Scott Cam (quite relevant). Louise is co-creator and the more freckled half of the female sketch comedy duo, Girls Uninterrupted. Highlights include receiving a 4.5 star review from the Herald Sun for their MICF show ‘Good Value’ and creating an original Christmas sketch for the ABC. Keep a look out for her appearance in the series Get Krack!n on the ABC later in the year.