Visiting my dream furniture company
I decided to visit the company Modellers of Antique Furniture, and there I met their designer/wood carver/guilder/oil painter and all round real master craftsman. I don't think there was one word to describe him, except that to say that he was a true Artist!
Another gift he possessed, was that he could teach! There a many gifted people, but very few can teach well.
After showing me around (and me feeling super excited), I was told that unfortunately the company did not have any vacancies, but they did promise to let me know if one came up. I was very disappointed, not sure why. I shouldn't have been, because they had not advertised for any tradesman. To be honest, I felt lost and very uncertain about my future in the furniture Industry.
So I continued working, mainly carving chair legs, table columns, and sofa components, in a company where I at least had a safe job!
A sample of the style of carving and furniture I was doing at the time.