Hello! My name is Susie and I’m the founder of Studio Stanway, a small, creative upholstery workshop in Wendover, Buckinghamshire.
After 20 years working in fashion marketing I retrained in the AMUSF 3 stage upholstery diploma, gaining a Distinction.
Since then I have undertaken the School of Upholstered Furniture's Advanced Traditional Diploma, the only course in the UK to be accredited by the Guild of Traditional Upholsterers, again being awarded a Distinction for this chair which I designed and built from the timber up, along with the accompanying accessories.
As an extension of the diploma I am in the process of designing and making a commercial collection of bespoke contemporary furniture, quilts and cushions.
I have also joined the Guild as a Journeyman member after submitting a portfolio of my independent traditional work.
I undertake both modern and traditional work for clients, offering a full range of sourcing options from fabric through to frames and I hold accounts with a wide variety of fabric manufacturers.
I can bring a treasured family piece back to life or source an heirloom for future generations - covered in a beautiful fabric you'll love for years to come!
Whilst based in Buckinghamshire I'm available to work on commissions and collaborations across London, Herts and Oxfordshire.