Top master craftsman gives masterclass to Stewards Academy students

Education: Secondary / Mon 15th Jan 2024 at 08:55am

STEWARDS Academy’s Design and Technology Department invited master craftsman Tim Germain in to deliver a Furniture Making Experience Day.  The pupils were all given 3 pieces of Maple Plywood and shown the technique to manufacture a small table or stool. 

From there they had the whole day to modify and hone their designs using the extensive array of tools and equipment we have in @StewardsDesTech (please follow our Socials to see what we get up to each week), including cordless drills, jigsaws, the band saw and table routers.  It was a very special day with every Year 11 student walking out of the door at the end of the day with a finished, bespoke product finished to their specification.  Tim is a professional furniture designer with 30+ years’ experience.

His workshop is in Stratford St. Mary, on the Suffolk-Essex border but he has worked nationwide and even in Europe!  He designs and then hand-builds beautiful, contemporary, unique pieces of furniture for the home, garden, office and public realm, including:  tables, benches, cupboards, wardrobes, dressers, stools, sideboards, bookcases, beds, desks, doors, media units, display units, shutters, children’s furniture, commercial and public pieces.

If you are interested in following the life of Stewards Academy, we regularly have updates on Twitter and Instagram. Please follow us @StewardsAcademy and @Stewards_Head on Twitter and @stewardsacademy on Instagram. 

A final source of information is here on YourHarlow where you can see lots of things we have been up to previously:  http://www.yourharlow.com/category/education/stewards-academy

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