Roger Wilson

Roger Wilson

The Rycotewood Furniture Centre, in my estimation, offers the finest course in the country.

Roger Wilson

BA (top-up) Furniture Design and Make, City of Oxford College, part of Activate Learning



The Rycotewood Furniture Centre, in my estimation, offers the finest course in the country.  Many of the people I respect in the industry were Rycotewood trained, as were many of the people who gave me my initial training. 

To be here, being taught by people like Joe Bray, who worked at a pretty high level with Richard Williams, himself ex-Rycotewood, is a privilege and a pleasure. 

Being on a top-up BA course, I delight in the craft bias of the course and in addition, I’m finding out new stuff that I hadn’t really thought about until I got here. I’m a huge fan of the place, and I truly believe that the course is turning me into the very thing I'd hoped for - a more complete designer/maker. 

My future plans, despite being 72 and disabled, include getting back to work. I’ve drawn so much energy from the other students on the course that I find myself getting more and more ideas by the day. The buzz around the place is terrific, with so many committed  and like-minded people to interact with is such a boost.  Just wonderful!