Jamie trained in High Wycombe, graduating from
Buckinghamshire University with a BA (Hons) in
Furniture Restoration and Craftsmanship in 1997.
This gave a valuable foundation with intensive
hours at the college workbenches
in combination with studies in historical
and ethical aspects, design, construction
and materials science. There
was focus on cabinet making, upholstery,
polishing, metalwork and gilding and introduction
to the diverse range of connected skills.
soon began offering his services,
working both alone and extensively with other
established professionals, gaining
valuable experience typically sought from
apprenticeships. Working on a
large range of items, from humble family pieces of
purely sentimental value, to very fine pieces by
some of the finest historic makers.
Clients have included dealers,
collectors, institutions and the general public.
Such broad experience develops an understanding of
an appropriate balance between conservation and
restoration in whatever context a valued item
Jamie currently receives trust and
respect based on high standards, qualifications and
longstanding professional relationships. He has
continued to add to his skills and knowledge in and
around the subject, in addition to recently gaining a
distinction in BSc(Hons)Environmental Science although
with no imminent plans to change career.