Handsome & Co – Melbourne School for Woodworking and Design
Handsome & Co is a school for furniture design. Providing skills and business training for artists and designers, in a two-year residency and fine woodworking skills to adult students attending evening woodworking courses. Dedicated to instructing and fostering an enthusiasm for woodworking, Handsome and Co is a school for traditional and modern woodworking techniques, with one important underlining principle; to instruct and demonstrate the methods of achieving the highest quality in both the design and manufacture in timber products. Handsome & Co offers courses in fine furniture making for everyone from beginners through to more experienced woodworkers.
We provide an affordable workshop environment, setup for industrial making and experimentation in modern manufacturing techniques. Handsome & Co will provide a creative and safety conscious environment, with the provision of equipment intrinsic to the manufacture of quality products. This type of workspace will allow novice designer / makers to turn skills acquired from study and training into industry applications.
The fully equipped workshop provides ease and convenience for students, machines are maintained sharp, tuned and presented ready for use. Our workshop facilities include workbenches and hand tools for each student and a separate machine room with all equipment required for the production quality furniture.
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.
Welcoming applications from anyone wishing to develop their skills in design and furniture making, previous woodworking experience is not essential, however the success in fine woodworking does require patience and an attention to detail.
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