The Art of The Limited Edition

Stewart Linford


Organisation:
Stewart Linford Furniture Maker
Region:
Anywhere
Notice Period:
Regular (more than one month's notice)
Type:
Professional
Fee:
Paid: £70 - £200 + expenses
Category:
History
Updated:
10th September 2019
Tagged:
Agincourt | Amusing | Decorative | History Culture

A fascinating interactive story of bringing heroes of British History to life, through functional Art furniture pieces.

From Catherine of Aragon to Admiral Lord Nelson, from The Duke of Wellington to Sir Steve Redgrave. The ideas, research and Craftsmanship revealed with pictures and actual examples presented by the award winning Creator.

Stewart was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 1993 as a Furniture Maker

The firm that Stewart founded and built was recognised by the Queen's Award office in 2003 for an award in the innovation category.

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About Stewart Linford

Stewart Linford AIWSc Cert Ed

Stewart draws on decades of experience creating ‘luxury in wood’ to inform and entertain his innumerable audiences. A supreme storyteller Stewart excites and informs through humorous original anecdotes enhanced by an array of rich, fascinating props

Stewart has won humorous speaking competitions as a long-standing member of Toastmasters International. His TV appearances include programmes hosted by: Michael Portillo, Adrian Edmondson and Chris Packham.

Stewart’s passion shone through from his early days representing his Country in the World Apprentices ‘Skill Olympics’ competition in Madrid.
Graduating from High Wycombe College where he studied the craft, he went on to gain a degree in wood science and a distinction for his thesis on Traditional Chair-making.

As a sole trader he started a furniture-making workshop from scratch. Clients included: The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, The Duke of Marlborough, National Trust, Harrods and noble families’ world-wide. A Liveryman of the Furniture Makers Company, Stewart was made a Freeman of the City of London and has recently gained a new degree: Certificate in Education

His speciality is creating chairs to commemorate great British worthies using timbers from HMS Victory to build his Admiral’s chair and timber from Blenheim Palace estate to celebrate his Hero Winston Churchill.

Awarded the Queen’s award for enterprise in 2003 he was presented to Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace and received a Royal visit to his workshops.


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