Introducing Workshop Maker, Ben
by Alice Lyons
Part of the joy of having a bespoke kitchen made is knowing that a small team of highly skilled cabinet makers hand-craft them for you. Today we’d like you to meet Workshop Maker, Ben.
Originally from London, Ben studied at the Building Crafts College to achieve a City & Guilds Fine Woodwork Diploma. After showing his work at the New Designers exhibition, he was earmarked for several interesting projects. His favourite was creating a free standing jewellery cabinet in American Black Walnut. Since moving to Bristol he has worked in several different areas of joinery, from sash windows to commercial shop fitting.
Day-to-day you will find Ben in the early stages of the production process, making doors, frames or carcasses, so they are ready to be painted and assembled. If you need a cupboard door, Ben is your man! His primary focus is maintaining the high standard of joinery which Sustainable Kitchens is known for and he takes pride in producing quality work. His favourite thing about the workshop environment is the friendly atmosphere.
Outside of work, Ben plays in a band called Nasty Little Lonely which he describes as ‘psychedelic post punk’. They regularly play in venues across the UK and their next Bristol gig is at The Old England this Saturday 3rd June.
Ever the craftsman, Ben also always has a woodworking project on the go. He has made trinkets and coffee tables out of wooden off-cuts, a ring box for his wife and a hall table for his mum. His current work in progress is designing his own baritone guitar. Perhaps if his efforts are successful, it might make an appearance at a future Nasty Little Lonely gig.