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 and has been a woodwork tutor for the last 7 years. She is a DIY fanatic who loves fixing and restoring old pieces of furniture. Along with a BA (Hons) in Textile Design & Surface Decoration she also has 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.

Luke Murray

Luke has a background in teaching art, photography and product design, he is an enthusiastic woodworker and furniture maker. Luke is involved in running workshops across the city from making all sorts of furniture and planters using pallet wood and he’s also a keen gardener as part of Bristol’s community food growing movement.