Miranda Salmon - Furniture Designer & Maker

Miranda Salmon - Furniture Designer & Maker

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Miranda Salmon- Furniture Designer & MakerI work with clients to design and make contemporary designs that reflect the personality of the customer while remaining practical and usable.

Having spent 20 years working in Youth work, Training and Management Development, I returned to college to revisit my earlier interest in Art and Design. I chose to focus on designing and making furniture, as it requires a balance between creativity and function, a constraint that I enjoy.

I studied for two years at Rycotewood College in Thame, a centre of excellence in training for furniture design and making with a long history. In 2001 I set up my own workshop and now work mainly to commission.

The key to success is the relationship with the client. One of my skills is the ability to draw out the important aspects of what the client is looking for – exploring with them the environment within which a piece will live.

Exhibitions have included:

I am a member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen and the Furniture Designer Makers association.
Society of Designer Craftsmen

I have previously exhibited at:

Inspired from the Woods - Great Oak Hall at Westonbirt National Arboretum at Tetbury in Gloucestershire.

Artists' and Makers' Fair - In The Glass House at Waddesdon Manor Plant Centre, Queen Street, Waddesdon, HP18 0JW.

Designer Crafts at the Mall Galleries, London - the very best of British comtemporary crafts presented by the Society of Designer Craftsmen.

The Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design exhibition at the Thirlestaine Long Gallery, Cheltenham College, Bath Road, Cheltenham.

Making the Future presented by Timothy Mark at 13-17 Seymour Place and 20 New Quebec Street, London.