Monday, June 7, 2021
Stuart Faulkner, the director of Heartwood Creative Woodworking will talk on how to design a piece of furniture so it is uniquely yours.
Formerly a designer, Stuart attended the Sturt School for Wood. Graduating from Sturt, he enthusiastically embraced his idea of the “artisan lifestyle”. He joined the Splinter Workshop, made a workbench and began making commissions and furniture for exhibition with his revered hand tools. Stuart was saved from becoming a starving artist when he was invited by Wood School Director, Tom Harrington, to develop and teach courses for Sturt’s new short course program. Some of the courses he developed were Tuning and Sharpening, Make a Workbench and the Dovetail Tool Caddy.
In 2010 Stuart returned to Sturt to follow in Tom’s footsteps to become the Full-time Director of the Wood School. Along the way he gained a number of professional teaching qualifications and was Head Teacher of Furniture and Product Design at Lidcombe TAFE. During that time he had the privilege of teaching and mentoring many promising furniture and product design students as well as working with some truly inspiring teachers.
Returning to Sydney in 2013, Stuart started teaching recreational woodworking classes under the banner Sydney School for Wood. At some point a colleague remarked that a business name should “reflect your values, communicate who you are and what you stand for“. After some head scratching and research, Sydney School for Wood emerged as Heartwood Creative Woodworking.
As usual, the venue for the meeting is the Canada Bay Club,
4 William St, Five Dock. Plenty of parking is available.
We will be meeting in the William Room on the first floor.
Meals and light snacks are available at the Club if you would like to partake before the meeting.
Members are welcome to invite family and friends to attend the meeting.
William Room, Canada Bay Club,
4 William St, Five Dock (plenty of parking)
7.00pm for 7.30pm start. Free parking.
Drinks are available in the Club’s cafe and full meals are available in the downstairs bistro or upstairs in the Baysia restaurant