In this episode Susan interviews Tom Addison over in Wensleydale. Tom is the creator of unique and bespoke items of fine furniture. Tom did his apprenticeship with the renowned Peter Hall and Sons, over in Kendal, before relocating and setting up his own business, TA Fine Furniture, near Askrigg in the Yorskshire dales.
As a youngster Tom was a keen fell runner, following in his parents footsteps, and starting at the age of 4. Realising that the more effort he put into his training the better results he could expect, Tom forwent partying and socialising with his friends in his teens in order to concentrate on his training, ultimately achieving the highest recognition by becoming English Fell Running Champion in 2014.
Tom seems to put his all into whatever he does, taking inspiration from the dales landscapes he produces beautiful items of furniture. By having his workshop attached to his home he is able to spend quality time with his wife and young daughters and somehow still manages to fit in some fellrunning!
The wood Tom uses is sustainably sourced and as local as possible from the National Park near Settle - The Wonder of Wood. The Gothic Throne that he made is in situ at the top of the Castle Tower at the Forbidden Corner near Middleham.
Items of furniture for sale are on display at the following locations:
Stacey Moore Art Gallery in Richmond
Heather and Grouse in Askrigg
Linda Joseph Designs in Kirkby Lonsdale
However if you need a bespoke item then dont hesitate to contact Tom through any of the following channels:-
Telephone: 07585 952951
About the Host:
Susan is actively involved in promoting Yorkshire businesses with audio production and on social media, as well as sharing her love of the area where she lives. She moved to the dales over 30 years ago and is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home. Never ceasing to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ Susan shares news and views, interviewing some of the inspirational people who reside there.
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