Tutors

Jenny Smith

Jenny is a woodwork enthusiast with a background in bespoke furniture making, in particular with reclaimed hardwoods. She is an experienced woodwork joinery tutor, working for both Bristol Womens Workshop and Bristol City Council Adult Learning Service, and is passionate about teaching skills and getting people making here at The Makershed.

Ali Vilarkin

Ali lives and works in North Bristol as a successful woodworker, decorator, designer and has been a woodwork tutor for the last 6 years. She has a BA (Hons) in Textile Design & Surface Decoration from The University Of East London and over 20 years experience as a graphic & website designer.

Fern Busuttil

Fern is a woodworker and maker who enjoys creating, fixing, salvaging and reusing all kinds of useful and decorative things. She has a background in working with young people and people with support needs, and runs creative and practical workshops for both children and adults.

Dan Tomlinson

Dan has been a professional cabinet maker since 2008 after gaining an advanced City and Guilds certificate with distinction for hand-crafted furniture making. He won The Worshipful Company of Upholders 1st prize for cabinet making in the same year and was selected to be a licentiate of the Society of Designer Craftsmen.