About Peter Sefton

Peter is an award winning Master Craftsman and Furniture Maker with 34 years’ experience and is a qualified Lecturer and Assessor. He is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers and has devoted more than 19 years of his professional career to teaching and mentoring.

Peter says, “I always wanted to follow in my grandfather’s footsteps and become a cabinet maker and master craftsman, and having achieved this, I’m able to pass on my commercial and teaching experiences to those who also want to learn the art of furniture making.”

  • Left school and trained at Brunel College in Bristol alongside
    John Makepiece OBE and Sir Gordon Russell apprentices
  • Achieved 9 City and Guilds Distinctions in Furniture Making
  • Won the Fiddes and Son Award for Furniture Studies
  • Won the “Best at Show” for Satinwood Carlton House Writing Desk
  • Established furniture making workshop in Malvern producing commissions
  • Created commissions for clients including:
    • Viscount Linley
    • The Conran Shop
    • Tiffany and Co
    • Mappin and Webb
    • Tiny Rowland
    • Lutyens Furniture Limited
    • Shaker London
    • Colefax and Fowler
    • The Sultan of Brunei
    • Lehman Brothers
  • Invitation to set up a furniture making course for local College
  • Course Leader for BTEC National Diploma in Furniture Design and City &
    Guilds Furniture Making courses
  • Set up the Peter Sefton Furniture School
  • Made Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers
  • Made Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers …