Tutors

Tutors:

Laura Anderson teaches Woodcarving for Beginners, she is a Waltham Forest based sulptor and woodcarver and graduate of the City & Guilds of London Art School with a diploma in Ornamental Woodcarving and Gilding. Laura . Laura combines her knowledge of woodcarving with a background in fine art sculpture, having studied for a Bachelor of Fine Art at the National Art School in Sydney, Australia.

Christina French teaches all our woodwork inductions and the Hanging Ladder Shelf Course. She is a joiner who trained at the Building Crafts College in Stratford. She has been a member at Blackhorse Workshop since 2016 where she works on bespoke carpentry commissions, specifically working with locally sourced hardwood timber.

Stuart Hancock teaches our Metalwork induction and our Welding and Metal Fabrication courses. Starting in the Exploration industry, Stuart spent ten years designing and making all manner of creations. An engineer by trade and inventor for fun, Stuart now works on a wide range of products. Furniture, machinery, tree-houses (his personal ambition), renewable energies, and any other creative endeavour.

Patrick King teaches our Woodwork courses. He studied 3D design at Camberwell School of Arts and is now working as a freelance maker and designer focusing on furniture and architecture. He is a guest lecturer on the Expanded Practice MA at Goldsmiths University and is currently working on the construction of a house and developing a collection of architectural hardware for Blackhorse Workshop.

Enrique Melin teaches Woodturning and our Woodwork inductions, he is also one of our Workshop Technicians.  He is a furniture maker and woodturner, and runs his own business making bespoke pieces. Being a long-term member, he is also very passionate about the life of the workshop and was recently involved in the build of the new extension and the Blackhorse Sideshow project.

Toby Poolman teaches the Make Stuff club for kids. He is one of the workshop’s Senior Technicians who originally trained as a furniture designer/maker, and has since worked as furniture maker, timber-framed building craftsman and college lecturer.

Lauren Wilson teaches our Welding and Metal Fabrication courses.  Lauren completed a BA Honours in Fine Art at University College Falmouth in 2012, and graduated from The Slade School of Art in 2014 with a MFA in Sculpture. Her work has been shown at Saatchi New Sensations, Bosse and Baum Gallery, WORK gallery, and at the National Sculpture Symposium. Selected awards include The Wilhelmina Barnes Graham Scholarship, Number Eight Bursary and The Clare Winston Memorial Award. Lauren has attended international residencies, and is a visiting lecturer at AUB, Watts Gallery and the University of Gloucestershire.In 2017 Lauren received the Royal Society of Sculptors award.