I have been designing and making unique, original pieces of furniture by hand for over 22 years now. I live in the heart of Ipswich and my workshop is in Stratford St. Mary, 10 miles out in the sticks.
Benches have become quite an obsession for me- I spend a lot of time looking at them, sitting on them, thinking about them, talking about them, studying them. I believe some of them could be more comfortable, others more visually interesting, some more long-lasting, others more practical, some more conversation-friendly……. and many could actually be more of all of these things!