Designer Craftsman - Stratford-upon-Avon
Howard trained as a Designer Craftsman in the late 1970s at Rycotewood College in Thame, Oxfordshire, where he studied the practical aspects of furniture design and cabinet making under the tutorage of many of the country's leading designer craftsmen and women of the time.
Howard subsequently held a wide variety of senior roles in joinery production management, shop fitting and project management, to name a few, working for some of the largest high street stores, such as M&S, Boots, Selfridges, Foot Locker & Per Una, along with various public and private bodies including the British Library.
Late in 2016 Howard decided to go back to his furniture making roots to continue exploring his long standing passion for wood and his appreciation of its changing natural textures, colours and grain patterns and to investigate how these could be
enhanced through the application of simple sympathetic design, flowing lines and the use of colour.
Howard also believes passionately in up-cycling and enjoys the challenges presented in using salvaged and recycled timber and converting old, damaged & discarded items into new functional pieces.