Mark Ripley MSDC

Furniture & Boxes

About Mark
Mark has developed a distinctive style that has evolved through a longstanding interest in English vernacular design.
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Mark has a lifelong passion for vernacular woodwork whether in boats, buildings or furniture and also makes and plays his own fretted musical instruments. His furniture has slowly evolved into its current expression, a distinctive interpretation of traditional themes. This is available as stock designs including dining and rocking chairs, wine and console tables.

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Training

BA Hons Leicester Polytechnic 3 Dimensional Design (Furniture) 1977-1980

Teaching

Visiting Lecturer Building Crafts College 2012-2016

Visiting Tutor Boat Building Academy Lyme Regis 2012-present

2019 Full time instructor in fine woodworking skills at The Boat Building Academy, Lyme Regis

Writing

Contributor to Woodworker Magazine 1985-1995

Co Author: Hamlyn Book of Woodworking 1996

Regular Contributor to Furniture and Cabinet Making Magazine 1998-2008

Author: Furniture Making Projects and Plans GMC Publications 2008 (reprinted 2012)

Exhibitions

Craft and Design Experience

Society of Designer Craftsmen Annual exhibitions

Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design

Hampshire and Berkshire Guild of Craftsmen

Galleries

Dansel, Rodden Row, Abbotsbury, Dorset

Artifex, Sutton Coldfield

Public Works

Lecterns for Archbishop of Canterbury's Chapel, Lambeth Palace, London

Gallery Seating for The Mall Galleries, London

Lectern for The Graduation Hall, Reading University

Lectern for Watts Gallery, Farnham

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