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Ambrose's workshop is nestled in the Ancient Stannary town of Ashburton, within Dartmoor National Park. Each piece of furniture is skilfully crafted by hand from locally sourced materials.

The light and versatile style of Ambrose’s furniture compliments both contemporary and traditional interiors. His pieces will truly be functional heirlooms of the future that age gracefully. We can adapt the design of any of my pieces to meet your needs

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Courses


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Courses


A weekend of traditional stool making, craft and contemporary design.

Set in a beautiful timber framed barn with a roaring fire and great company, surrounded by woodlands on the edge of Dartmoor. This is the perfect opportunity to discover the joy of woodwork and to create a piece of finely crafted contemporary furniture using traditional methods. £160 materials and refreshments included.

Weekend courses 9:30am-5pm

Date to be confirmed, hopefully late summer and Autumn

I also teach woodwork at Schumacher College, Dartington. More information about evening classes and weekend course here

Course Tutors: Ambrose Vevers & Mark van Vliet

Thanks Ambrose, it was such a fun weekend. This is the first piece of woodwork I have done and I am really chuffed with the result. Your teaching style was great giving enough support without taking over. We’ve both come away with something we’ll keep forever.
— Jen (Student)
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Craftsmanship


make less saw dust and more wood shavings.  

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Craftsmanship


make less saw dust and more wood shavings.  

Pride in producing unique contemporary furniture using traditional craft techniques.  

Steam bending, spokeshaving amongst other artisan methods adds a human warmth to his work, that modern machining lacks. He aims to make less saw dust and more wood shavings.  

" I have worked with Ambrose on a couple of creative projects in London now. Both challenging in their own ways. The main reason I approached Ambrose to work with me was for his woodsman skills. Both projects needed his skills in steam bending and the last his joinery skills. I my opinion he is a very talented and skilled woodsman. Both projects took several days to install, Ambrose was invaluable, he kept a very level head and did some great on the spot problem solving. I look forward to working with him again in the future." Anita Bell ,Studio Bell

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Sourcing Materials


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Sourcing Materials


Sustainable, local and honest natural materials.

Local sourcing of the material is an important part of his furniture making. I'm happy to say that 100% of the main materials used are from Devon. I actively manage a woodland where I coppice, fell and replant trees. 

I use a portable sawmill that allows me to source my wood locally. Winter storms sadly bring down many old trees. Often trees are cut up for firewood without respecting the value of the wood that lies inside.  Sourcing my material in this way is very rewarding and allows me to use unseasoned green wood that is great to work with and steam bend.

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Creative Carpentry


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Creative Carpentry


Ambrose has taken on many different creative projects including bespoke public seating, building restoration and timber framing.

Working on every aspect from designing, planning and making.