Making: an exhibition of handmade things

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Phoebe Everill, Aubergine Chaise, blackwood, silver ash, leather. Photo: Zan Wimberley

Some seven years ago Phoebe Everill set up her own furniture making school, offering tuition within the studio she built on her property in Drummond, Victoria. This year, from December 6 to 24 she will celebrate the establishment of her school alongside some of her students with an exhibition of work titled Making: An exhibition of handmade things. The exhibition will present the work of 15 makers with 40 pieces to be displayed, most of which will be for sale.


Phoebe Everill with her blackwood chaise

Phoebe Everill is a third generation woodworker who defied to convention to take up a career in carpentry and building before then redirecting that career into fine woodworking. In 2011 Phoebe completed a Certificate IV in Furniture Design & Technology at Sturt School for Wood in Mittagong, NSW. She is now an accredited member of Studio Woodworkers Australia and returns annually to Sturt School to teach fine woodworking skills.


Karen Tawse, spoons

The exhibition celebrates not only the establishment of the school but also the fact that some its students are now setting up their own workshops and taking commissions. ‘I am incredibly proud of my students and very pleased to be exhibiting with them,’ said Phoebe. ‘It seemed the right time now after setting up my wood school seven years ago, to celebrate our achievements and put together a professional exhibition.’


Michael Nott’s Eucalyptus regnans screen with fairy wren carving by Bonita.


Emily Dellios, bedside table

December 8–24, 2019
Making: An exhibition of handmade things
The Old Auction House, 52 Mollison Street, Kyneton, Victoria.
Learn more about Phoebe Everill and her furniture making school at


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