Virtual Show 2020

We are delighted that despite the upheaval caused by Covid-19, our annual Graduate Exhibition and Sale was able to go ahead in 2020. Our yearly show is the opportunity for our graduating students to show the fruits of their labour following nine intensive months on the Professional Course.

We showcased the students’ fine furniture designs both at the school and online through our virtual show on our website. Between 14 October and 17 October, we posted video content here to give you a glimpse of what can be achieved through learning here wherever you are in the world!

2020 Virtual show programme

Wednesday 14 October

To kick off the show, there was a welcome from Tom Fraser School Principal, who provided a mini school tour and show walk through.

Watch now on YouTube!

Group 1’s showcase of fine furniture

Featuring work by:

  • James Bullen: Poplar in Hackney, Compass Rose, Surfer, Windsor Chair
  • Constance Graesslin: Dovetail Chair, Cabinet on Legs, Shelves mounted on a table
  • Alastair Smith: Superlifter, North Star, The Sakura
  • Trimaine Bothma: Crow’s Nest Coat Rack, Vaggie, Doll’s House Playset
  • Samuel Brilz: Harvest Moon Table, Vaulted Wing Desk

Thursday 15 October

Group 2 showcase of work

Featuring work by:

  • Jason Hicks: Tonbo Cabinet, Ori Bench, Kirra Coffee Table, Ripple Drinks Cabinet
  • Tom Powell: Dovetail Coffee Table, Longship Bench, Braid Side Tables, Yakisugi Bird’s Table, Wonky Stool, Dovetail Shelving, Wedges Shelving System
  • Manuel Kalo: Table, Extension Table, Twisted Box, 2-legged stool
  • Hugh Ainsworth: Occassional Table, Drinks Cabinet, Chess Table, Butler Tray, Piano Console & Stool, Cheval Mirror

Group 3’s designs showcased

Featuring work by:

  • Richard England: Winzer, Whisky Cabinet, Selette, Pointe
  • Bret Johnston: Extending Stacked Coffee Table, Chisel Box, Melting Table
  • Alice Caundle: Wedge Tables
  • Sam Alton: Just in time, Planetary Desk, Learning Curve, Nox Reclaimed
  • Stewart Musk: Lantivet Music Stand, Desk, Buchaille Bee Box, Stool, Windsor Chair

Friday 16 October

Group 4’s work showcase

Featuring work by:

  • Rob Goodburn: Locking up carbon, The Kneeling Maiden, Les Jumelles, Fonction Habitude Ladder X
  • Fraser Harley: Mirror, Day Bed, Full Circle, Set of stools
  • Darren Phillips: The Tiger and Dove, The Market Garden Cabinet
  • Fran Bullinger: The Forrest Cabinet, Ripple Coffee Table
  • David Marshall: Crafting Box, Metamorphic Table

Saturday 17 October

Student of the Year announced!

Tom Powell was awarded Student of the Year for the exceptional furniture that he designed and made on the Professional Course.

Tom Fraser, School Principal says: “The furniture Tom designed and made demonstrated such a high level of technical ability, it is beautifully simple as well as being utterly functional.”

Further awards announced on graduation day are as follows:

  • Student’s choice: James Bullen
  • Best Design: Fran Bullinger
  • Marketing: Richard England
  • Public’s Choice: Stewart Musk