Angus first studied Industrial Design at Napier University, Edinburgh and went on to design injection moulded plastic products for Glaxo Smith Kline, Boots and Mothercare. Disillusioned with mass manufacture and plastic, he retrained in furniture making at Rycotewood College, Oxford, which allowed him to combine worthwhile design with practical making. Today, Angus continues the traditional cabinet-making of the Arts and Crafts Movement, combined with green wood-work techniques and contemporary digital cutting to develop the craft of woodwork. Angus and Lorna moved to Aberfeldy in Highland Perthshire in 2002 to establish his studio-workshop. They are also co-owners of a beautiful diverse local bluebell wood. Experimenting with this timber led to an innovative methods of bending, twisting, slicing and sculpting to create exquisite, expressive furniture and functional public art. Alongside his practice, Angus is an advisor to Craft Scotland, a Selected Maker for the Crafts Council and Homo Faber Guide.
Come and visit us at Bard in Leith to see Angus’s work, or get in touch with us directly.