I came to woodwork crafting after a successful career in the NHS. All of my life I have had a love of wood, dating back to my final year at school when I designed and made a wooden cot for my niece in my woodwork class. Many years have passed since then but the interest in the craft has not waned. I trained at Building Craft College, East London as a mature student, where I completed the Diploma in Fine Furniture.
After completing my course I founded AnnaCornish Essentially Wood to devote my energies full time to creating individual and long lasting pieces at affordable prices. In this process my interests and life experience have come to inform the design, making and the final product. I work from Blackhorse Workshop, a community workshop based in Walthamstow where I have a full time studio.
I make pieces large and small, to be bought both 'off the shelf' or designed to your own specification. I offer a personalised, friendly and responsive service with careful attention to detail.
I also design furniture for commercial manufacture.