PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

1980-present

TIM WELLS FURNITURE MAKER, Owner

Established in Brackley, England, now located in Watkins Glen, New York

Design and build studio furniture for private commissions and galleries

 

2013

MARK ADAMS SCHOOL OF WOODWORKING, Franklin, IN

Adjunct Instructor

Taught introductory course on incorporating leather work into furniture design

 

2006-2007

FURNITURE DESIGN PROGRAM, RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN, Providence, RI

Adjunct Instructor

Taught course entitled “Cabinets, Doors, and Drawers” to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students for two semesters

 

1998-2002

SALT OF THE EARTH GALLERY, Watkins Glen, NY

Owner/Manager

Established gallery and gift shop, guiding the enterprise from conception to profit-making business

 

1998

CORNELL UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE, Ithaca, NY

Visiting Critic/Instructor

Taught introductory furniture design course to undergraduates

 

1996-2011

STEUBEN GLASS, Corning, NY

Consultant

Worked with glass designer Joel Smith to create two tables for production

 

1995-present

HILTON STUDIOS, Odessa, NY

Consultant

Worked with glass artist Eric Hilton to build a series of one-of-a-kind tables, screens, and architectural elements for clients including Queens College, City University of New York

 

1995-1996

FURNITURE DESIGN PROGRAM, RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN, Providence, RI

Consultant

Designed layout and made purchasing recommendations for workshop for furniture design program for 100+ undergraduate students

 

1991-1995

PETER JOSEPH GALLERY, New York, NY

Consultant/gallery artist

Built one-of-a-kind furniture pieces for designers John Dunnigan, Tom Hucker, Michael Hurwitz, Tom Loeser, Alphonse Mattia, Tim Philbrick, and Roseanne Somerson. Designed and built original furniture pieces for gallery shows.

 

1990

CORTLAND ARTS COUNCIL, Cortland, NY

Curatorial advisor to “Art Furniture in Upstate”

 

1989-1990

PEARL DOT, London, England

Consultant

Built residential and commercial furniture to commission

 

1988-1990

GENOA furniture school, Genoa, NY

Director/Master Craftsman

Created curriculum for furniture design program with Chris Rose. Designed layout and made purchasing decisions for student workshop, studios, and other facilities

 

1987-1990

FRED BAIER/TIM WELLS PARTNERSHIP, Pewsey, England, and Freeville, NY

Built one-of-a-kind furniture for clients in the USA and UK

 

1985-1987

WENDELL CASTLE STUDIO, Scottsville, NY

Craftsman

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

 

1984

TRENT COLLEGE, Nottingham, England

Designer in Residence

Designed and built side table as part of an ongoing furniture design/build demonstration program series

 

1979-1980

JOHN MAKEPEACE WORKSHOP, Dorset, England

Craftsman