Furniture design student Scott Whitfield has secured a place at  LINLEY’s first ever summer school.

Scott is currently studying the BA (Hons) 3D Design (Designer Maker) course at the University of Plymouth, and will join seven other budding furniture designers at the school, which offers students a chance to learn a range of cabinet making and marquetry skills.

Taking place from 22-28 August 2016 at Messum’s Wiltshire, the programme will be taught by furniture maker Jonathan Rose, who has been at LINLEY since 1997, and designer William Warren.

Commenting on securing his bursary to attend the course, Scott said: “I am fascinated by what can be achieved by both traditional and modern skills and I am always keen to learn new skills in order to broaden my experience.”

Polly Macpherson, associate professor (Senior Lecturer) in 3D Design at Plymouth University, added: “It was amazing to be asked by LINLEY to select one of our up and coming furniture makers for the first ever LINLEY Summer School. For Scott this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from practising furniture makers working at the top of their profession.”

Founder David Linley said: “It is my passionate belief that we should utilise the imaginative and creative resources of this country to their maximum potential and with workshop spaces and hands-on making courses disappearing at an alarming rate, I hope the Linley Summer School will be the beginning of an arts and crafts movement in the 21st Century.”