Andy Thompson is a London based woodworker with a wide range of skills and experience in different sectors.
Andy prides himself on having a keen eye for detail and an uncompromising approach to the quality of his work. This approach has developed through a Fine Art education, leading on to formal and work based training in carpentry, joinery and furniture making.
Andy was awarded a place on the Prince’s Foundation Building Skill in Craft programme and his work with the Landmark Trust led Andy to develop traditional woodworking skills in the conservation and heritage sectors. He also spent 4 years crafting high-end bespoke, fitted and free-standing, furniture with one of London’s leading luxury furniture makers, Andrea Felice Bespoke Furniture.
Andy has built large scale structures for pop-up bars such as London Riviera on the south bank of the Thames and more recently transformed a retail unit into a kids Christmas experience for the Lapland UK Wishing Store.
Prop making work on shows such as Temple, A Christmas Carol and Taboo have seen Andy produce a wide variety of wood based props and scenery, working closely with art directors, set decorators and prop masters to achieve high standards within a limited timeframe.
Relevant qualifications and awards:
Level 3 NVQ Diplomas in Bench Joinery and Heritage Skills from Prince’s Foundation for Building Community.
Awarded the Prince’s Foundation Award for Excellence in Craftsmanship.
Level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery from Building Crafts College, London.
Awarded The Barnes Prize for Best Performing Timber Crafts Student.
BA Fine Art, First Class Honours from DeMontfort University, Leicester.