I am a furniture designer and maker from Portobello in Edinburgh. I began making furniture in 2015 after working as a theatre stage manager for a decade. As a stage manager, I carried out other people’s creative visions, and wanted a different focus, allowing me to express myself creatively while continuing to utilise my project management skills. Working with my hands in a practical and honest way really appealed to me, and I graduated from Chippendale School of Furniture as a cabinet maker and started Morris of Portobello in 2015.
Combining an eye for practical detail and captivating aesthetics, my furniture should always be elegant and tasteful, fitting effortlessly into the space for which it is designed. My work is fundamentally informed by the client’s needs and design preferences, and I take great care to truly understand the brief, both pragmatically and artistically. I am also very happy to advise customers, particularly around the types of wood that are available sustainably, or by developing designs that are structurally sound and creating appealing pieces from their initial ideas.
I’m also a member of the Scottish Furniture Makers Association.
“Our members are craftsmen and women from across Scotland. From their studios and workshops they design and make the highest quality furniture. Their location in Scotland inspires them. Their commitment to their craft ensures a unique and truly beautiful product for the modern world”