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Heartwood Creative Workshop, 1A, Building A, 10 Carrington Road
Marrickville NSW 2204
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0419690757

Woodwork classes in Sydney at Heartwood Creative Woodworking. Learn traditional woodwork skills with Stuart Faulkner and our talented team. Focus on traditional woodwork hand skills. Create beautiful objects in wood. Beginners to advanced. Small class sizes.  Woodworking classes - evenings, weekends and short courses.

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Our Team

Woodwork classes in Sydney at Heartwood Creative. Learn woodworking skills with Stuart Faulkner and our talented team. Create beautiful objects and furniture in wood. Master traditional hand tools and woodworking techniques.

Stuart Faulkner

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Stuart's career in woodworking began in 1997 after graduating from the Sturt School for Wood. Up to that point he was a partner in a successful design agency.

On graduating from Sturt, Stuart enthusiastically embraced his idea of the "artisan lifestyle". He joined the Splinter Workshop, made a workbench and began making commissions and furniture for exhibition with his revered hand tools. Stuart was saved from becoming a starving artist when he was invited by Wood School Director, Tom Harrington, to develop and teach courses for Sturt's new short course program. Some of the courses he developed were Tuning and Sharpening, Make a Workbench and the Dovetail Tool Caddy.

In 2010 Stuart returned to Sturt to follow in Tom's footsteps to become the Full-time Director of the Wood School. Along the way he gained a number of professional teaching qualifications and was Head Teacher of Furniture and Product Design at Lidcombe TAFE. During that time he had the privilege of teaching and mentoring many promising furniture and product design students as well as working with some truly inspiring teachers.

Returning to Sydney in 2013, Stuart started teaching recreational woodworking classes under the banner Sydney School for Wood. At some point a colleague remarked that a business name should "reflect your values, communicate who you are and what you stand for". After some head scratching and research, Sydney School for Wood emerged as Heartwood Creative Woodworking.

When Stuart is not in the workshop he is: sitting in a cafe making "to do lists", reading woodworking books, watching woodworking videos, designing woodworking courses, thinking about having a day off so he can read more woodworking books!

Qualifications

2013 TAE40110 Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment
2008 TAA40104 Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment
2007 Bachelor of Vocational Education and Training
2002 Certificate III General Construction Carpentry - Housing
1997 Certificate IV in Fine Woodworking - Sturt School for Wood

Awards

2010 Winner "The Green Design" Sydney International Furniture Fair

Professional Memberships

Member of Woodworkers' Association of NSW
Studio Woodworkers Australia - general member

Nikolaus (Nik) Teply

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Nik is a classically trained European master cabinet maker having studied in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. He later undertook studies at the acclaimed Goering Institute of Restoration and Conservation of Wooden Objects in Munich to become an accredited furniture conservator and restorer.

Nik has an impressive track record having worked for some of Sydney’s leading antique dealers and furniture restorer’s including Original Finish. He opened his own business in 2002, providing specialist furniture restoration, conservation and repair services for professional and private clients.

Nik uses traditional and modern techniques in his practice with a strong focus on hand skills and his work can range from period pieces to Mid Century modern furniture and objects.

Qualifications

1988 schulen fur holz und gestaltung in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (equiv. Cert IV Cabinet Making)
1995 Goering Institute e.V. in Munich

Professional Memberships

Member of Woodworkers' Association of NSW

Ben Percy

Ben completed formal woodworking studies on the 1 year Certificate IV Furniture Design and Technology course at the Sturt School for Wood in 2012, achieving the Australia Decorative and Fine Arts Society Young Artist Scholarship in the same year.

Ben opened his own business following graduation and received further hands on experience working for re-known Australian woodworker Leon Sudubin at Leon’s workshop in Gerringong, NSW. Ben’s furniture has been featured in numerous magazines and shown in a number of exhibitions around Australia, including a solo exhibition at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery in 2013.

Ben has extensive teaching experience and his current “day job” is Head of Workshop and full-time Design and Technology teacher for a prestigious Sydney school. Working alongside international teachers, Ben led a summer school course at the Centre for Fine Woodworking in NZ.

Qualifications

2012 Certificate IV Furniture Design and Technology - Fine Furniture Making - Sturt School for Wood
2012 Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment
2011 Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Design and Technology - University of Newcastle

Professional Memberships

Member of Handkrafted
Studio Woodworkers Association - general member

Awards

2013 Australian Timber Design Awards: Finalist Timber & Joinery, Finalist Rising Star Award
2012 Australia Decorative and Fine Arts Society Young Artist Scholarship

When Ben is not in the workshop he is: on the golf course, at the beach, spending time with his young family and sometimes reading woodworking books!

Tim Noone

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Tim was an accomplished woodworker and professional cabinet maker with a leading kitchen company having completed an apprenticeship and trade related courses with TAFE NSW before signing up for the 1 year course at the Sturt School for Wood in 2011. Tim’s work was exhibited at Bungendore Woodworks as part of a Studio Woodworkers Exhibition, and in 2014 his passion for woodworking took him to South Africa. Working with a remote community, Tim set up a workshop, and taught a core group of committed craftsmen how to use machinery and make furniture. In 2015 Tim was a featured maker on the Handkrafted website and now runs his own business working as a full time furniture maker.

Qualifications

2011 Certificate IV Design and Technology – Fine Furniture Making - Sturt School for Wood
2009 Certificate III Fine Furniture Making
2008 Certificate III Kitchen and Detailed Joinery

Professional Memberships

Member of Handkrafted
Studio Woodworkers Australia - accredited member

Dominique Le Grand

In 2013 Dominique decided he wanted to become a professional furniture designer/maker. He signed up for classes at Heartwood and undertook the Certificate II in Cabinet Making at the Centre for Furnishing Trades, Lidcombe College of TAFE. The Certificate III followed. Dominique now works as a fulltime cabinet maker for a large joinery company in Sydney. He joins Heartwood as a trainee teacher/technician and in 2016 was an “Apprentice of the Year” award nominee.

Qualifications

2015     Certificate III Cabinet Making – Furniture - Lidcombe TAFE
2014     Certificate II Cabinet Making – Furniture - Lidcombe TAFE
2014     Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences - University of Sydney

Professional Memberships

Member of Woodworkers' Association of NSW

When Dom is not in the workshop he is: enjoying time in the great Australian bush camping and walking, spending time with his young family. And sometimes reading .... woodworking books!