When taking on commissions, I work closely with all of my customers to create pieces of furniture that are true to their vision, initially through discussions and, where possible, visiting the client’s house. A one off design fee is paid, which is refunded on confirmation of order. I then draw up the designs and through conversation the project evolves organically. Once the deposit is paid I source the timber, often in its raw state before the process of kiln drying takes place. I keep in touch with the client, through photographs, phone calls and visits to the workshop can be arranged to see the piece taking shape and where the final design can be fine-tuned. The result of this partnership will be an individual piece that has come into creation through a journey lead primarily by the inherent character of the materials used and, of course, the vision of the client.