Steeped in the design philosophy of the studio furniture movement, Tim Wells uses traditional techniques of quality furniture construction and develops new designs that are fresh and innovative.

He completed a traditional five-year apprenticeship in the UK with John Makepeace. During that time he earned the Craft Certificate in Furniture from the City and Guilds of London Institute, with distinction in handmade furniture construction. After two years of perfecting his craft as a journeyman with Wendell Castle, Tim established himself as a master craftsman in the United States.



Apprentice to John Makepeace, Dorset, England

Involved with various prestigious pieces purchased by the Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge, England), Frankfurt Museum (Frankfurt, Germany), and Victoria and Albert Museum (London, England)


Brunel Polytechnic, Bristol, England

Qualification achieved: City and Guilds 555 Furniture Craft



Journeyman with Wendell Castle, Scottsville, New York, USA

Built one-of-a-kind pieces for corporations, private clients, and museums, including the Philadelphia Museum and the American Craft Museum