Sue Darlison

about

background

“For as long as I can remember, creativity has always played an important role in my life.
I began my career by working in advertising as a graphic designer/artist.
Along the way and almost by chance I discovered a passion for working with wood. I knew
instantly that I wanted to work with this beautiful ‘living’ material so after completing a four
year course in fine furniture design and cabinetmaking at the City of Bristol College, I set up
my own studio workshop and have not looked back since.”

inspiration

Ideas spring from the most unlikely places, be it from natures many shapes and forms, a
texture, phrase or even a sound. The challenge of developing them into something beautiful
that people engage with and will love to own are what drives my creativity. Bespoke furniture
offers more than just functionality. It should always be practical, unique and well crafted
but must also touch our senses in some way. I like to think that my work has no creative
boundaries. Anything is possible and limited only by our imaginations.
I want my work to fulfil all of this and more…

ethics

Much of my work comes from word of mouth recommendations so building a good relationship
with clients is of great importance to me. All clients no matter how large or small the project
can expect to be treated honestly and fairly. And the journey does not stop once your furniture
has been delivered. You can contact me at any time for after sales advice or care.

I always endeavour to work with native timbers that have, wherever possible been locally and/
or sustainably sourced. No endangered timbers are used in my work, no timber is wasted.
My furniture is made to last and I hope will go on to be enjoyed by many future generations.

awards

City & Guilds Medals of Excellence – Highly commended (silver) 2000
The Gordon Russell award 2000
Axminster GMC Furniture & Cabinetmaking awards – runner up two years