A passion for working with wood began at a very young age. Daniel built his own workshop on the family farm in Galloway whilst still at school before becoming one of the youngest students to attend the prestigious Parnham College where he was trained by world renowned furniture designers including John Makepeace and Robert Ingham.
Daniel’s college piece ‘Anodyne’, an occasional table, received the first of the five Guild Marks Daniel has been awarded for his work to date from the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers (the recognised mark of excellence in design, materials, craftsmanship and function). Since graduating in 1996 Daniel has continued to produce exquisitely designed furniture for exhibition and for commission by private clients. Based in Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire for 10 years Daniel returned to rural southern Scotland in 2011 and continues to work with clients throughout the UK.
An understanding of, and respect for, the natural world is central to Daniel’s working practices. The wood used in the construction of each piece is carefully hand selected by Daniel from sustainable sources and his long term goal is to build a woodland workshop powered mainly by hydro-technology.