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20 September 2017

Double Take in Wood Exhibition

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I am thrilled to be involved with the upcoming VWA exhibition in October. Double Take in Wood is presented by The Victorian Woodworkers Association Exhibition.

Where:
Manningham Art Gallery
Ground Floor, MC2
687 Doncaster Road,
Doncaster, Victoria 3108

When:
18th October to 11th November, 2017

Website:
vwaexhibitions.org.au

11 September 2017

Moxon Vice / Teaching Update

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My new Moxon vice in bull oak, a new add on for the workbench course!!

I finish teaching at Sturt at the end of this month, weekly classes resume in the first week of October!!

13 August 2017

Sturt Shaker Boxes
We made 50 steam bent Shaker boxes this weekend at Sturt !!
The happy crew with their booty!!!

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17 June 2017

Beautiful Blackwood
H and I have been very busy moving more Blackwood logs up from the creek for milling and drying ready for furniture!! Gorgeous storm fallen logs from 2014, can’t wait to see what we have!! Bailey also on the mill getting next years timber ready!

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14 May 2017

Workbench for Lise
Workbench for Lise.. Number 30 made in the school! Going on to help make furniture dreams become reality.
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14 December 2016

2017 Classes Update
Intensives for 2017 filling fast
Both January classes full, also Feb and March, plenty of spaces for April onwards.

Bailey Farmer who recently graduated from Sturt will be joining me part time to work on both my own projects and his.
I am thrilled to be part of this young makers journey.

14 December 2016

2017 Classes Update
Intensives for 2017 filling fast
Both January classes full, also Feb and March, plenty of spaces for April onwards.

Bailey Farmer who recently graduated from Sturt will be joining me part time to work on both my own projects and his.
I am thrilled to be part of this young makers journey.

7 December 2016

Article in Lifestyle Magazine. “A love and respect for timber”. Writing and photographs by Amy Hume.

Phoebe Everill’s tool cabinet tells the story of a third generation wood worker with a true love and respect for the timber that is made the hero of her custom furniture. The furniture designer and woodworker come teacher has established herself in Drummond in a workshop with breathtaking views across the Macedon Ranges sure to feed creativity. Everill was brought up in a family where craft
was highly valued: her mother worked with textiles and her father was a woodworker. From a young age, Everill says she always had a desire to create and work with her hands… Read Article

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30 November 2016

SWA Emerging Professional Award
I was privileged to present the SWA Emerging Professional Award to Thomas Hume at the 2016 Sturt Graduation.

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7 September 2016

Melbourne Timber Show at Caulfield Racecourse (9-11 September)
I will be at the Melbourne Timber show at Caulfield Racecourse this Friday 9 till Sunday 11th September, please come and have a chat!
September 26 -30 intensive is full as is Jan 9-13 2017.
I have opened up a December week 5 – 9 and a second week in January 16 – 20, 2017.
I will be teaching a 10 week term at Sturt next year July10 to September 9, 2017, so no weekly classes or intensives at Drummond in that period.
The Treecycle exhibition was a terrific success (see images), everything sold and orders taken!!

28 June 2016

TV segment on ABC Gardening Australia
For anyone who missed seeing Phoebe on the episode of Gardening Australia that aired on 25th June, you can view the segment at http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/video/video_index_June2016.htm

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22 June 2016

TV segment on ABC Gardening Australia this Saturday evening (25/6 @ 6.30pm; Repeat Sunday 26/6 @ 1pm)
The segment focuses on my relationship with the Blackwood (Acacia Melanoxylon), that grows on our property at Drummond and its path from tree to furniture. The crew from Gardening Australia was at Drummond filming in late Oct last year for a segment which will be aired this coming weekend.
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21 December 2015

Article in The Australian, December 18 2015. “Collaboration shows fine art of tools of the trade”

Their latest project, Collaboration One, is a set of 73 tools — 50 of Gordon’s planes and 23 of Clenton’s gauges and squares — all meticulously fashioned from brass and ebony cut from a single tree.

Housed in a display cabinet of Tasmanian sassafras with black heart inlay created by maker Phoebe Everill, it is on display at Sturt Australian Craft & Design Centre, Mittagong, NSW with a price tag of $59,400. “This is the first time this has been done in Australia; a cabinet, and a full set of both these makers’ tools made from the one tree,” says Everill, the president of Studio Woodworkers Australia, who runs a furniture-making school in Drummond, 100km northwest of Melbourne.

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15 December 2015

Feature on Gardening Australia! To be aired on the ABC in 2016.

The crew from Gardening Australia was at Drummond filming in late Oct for a segment which will be aired in the New Year dates available as soon as I get them. Below are a couple of shots from the day, and 2 pieces designed and made for the ABC shoot.

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Tray made from hawthorn, wenge veneers and ebony handles
The brief was to make an item from a tree species that is really considered a weed in our area the hawthorn, gorgeous timber only available in small sizes.
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Stool made from jacaranda and blackwood
The stool is my take on the ‘perch’ stool made from the fabulous blue flowering garden tree jacaranda and my own blackwood grown, milled and steam bent on site.
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2 December 2015

Article in Australian Wood Review Magazine. “Collaboration One” by Linda Nathan

The cabinet and its lustrous hand tool contents known as Collaboration One was one of those things that toolmakers Terry Gordon and Colen Clenton had wanted to do for some time. ‘We’re really taking it to the top of the tree’, said Phoebe Everill, maker of the cabinet and the third collaborator. ‘We’re saying this is what we’re really proud of, it’s the complete package’… Read Article

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2 December 2015

TreeCycle 2016 – displaying in August 2016

I will be involved in Treecycle 2016 which is an event that will showcase the work of 45 craftspeople and artists, whose creations will reflect an amazing diversity of working with wood. Read Article

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2 October 2015

Article in Southern Highland News, October 2 2015. “Sturt Australian Contemporary Design Craft and Centre wood lover’s fantasy”
VALUED at $59,400, Collaboration One is not a tool cabinet made for just any old backyard shed. But, for a time, the cabinet and its contents are just made for Sturt’s design centre in Mittagong. Described as “the ultimate wood-lover’s fantasy”, the handcrafted cabinet houses 74 handcrafted tools. Its tools were crafted by Terry Gordon and Colen Clenton, and its cabinet by Phoebe Everill.
Read the full article

1 October 2015

Article in The Courier, October 1 2015. “Big price tag for special creation”
Fine furniture maker Phoebe Everill has helped create the ultimate wood lovers’ fantasy. Ms Everill, who runs her School for Wood near Daylesford, spent two months meticulously designing and building a display cabinet for a set of 74 handmade tools constructed by two of the world’s leading tool makers. The result? An expected price tag of $59,400.
Read the full article

22 September 2015

Collaboration One
‘Collaboration One’ is the ultimate wood lovers’ fantasy, a set of 74 handmade tools, meticulously constructed by two of the world’s leading tool makers – Terry Gordon of HNT Gordon and Colen Clenton – and housed in a stunning display cabinet by fine furniture maker Phoebe Everill.
Read the full article and view pictures »
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29 September 2015

Student receives 1st prize at Melbourne Show
Hi Phoebe
Great news I just couldn’t wait to share with you
Due to the wonderful expert tuition and guidance by Phoebe Everill I have been awarded 1st prize in the box making section for the Wedding Box
Can’t thank you enough for all your help and patience. So much appreciated
A bientot
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4 August 2015

Intensive Courses News
As all the intensive courses are full this year, I have opened up another Jan intensive for 2016, so there are spaces available in the week starting Monday 4 to Friday 8th Jan 2016.

21 July 2015

Melbourne Timber & Working with Wood Show

I will be sharing a stand with HNT Gordon and Colen Clenton at the Melbourne Timber & Working with Wood show in September

Also, I will be closing the school here at Drummond for the first term of 2016 to allow me to teach the foundation term of the Cert IV course at Sturt, Re-opening after Easter. For details see the Sturt website.

18 May 2015

Latest News

I am currently working on a collaborative project with Australia’s finest tool makers Terry Gordon and Colen Clenton, we are doing a ‘Collectors Tool Cabinet’ fitted out with full sets of tools in spectacular timber, photos soon!!

5 day intensives are filling fast and the last one available for this year is Sept/Oct then the next will be in January 2016. Due to the demand for intensives I have added Fridays to the list for 2 students only, so effectively every week now has a single day ‘intensive’.

Check out the gallery of student work on the school page these are just a few of the amazing projects we have completed in this first 2 years of operation.

I am speaking at the VWA meeting on the 24th of June, and also continung to do instore demonstrations for Carbatec Melbourne on a regular basis.

7 May 2015

Article in Slow Magazine, Autumn 2015 Edition 22. “One Good Turn” by Kathy Mexted

Fine furniture makers agree there is a restorative aspect to their craft that is often unrealised until a crisis, be it imposed or mid-life, prompts action. Read Article

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7 January 2015

Article in Town & Country Farmer, November/Decmber 2014. “A fine bench” by Kathy Mexted

Fine furniture maker Phoebe Everill teaches the basics by starting with a workshop essential, the workbench.

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26 November 2014

I was privileged to present the SWA Emerging Professional Award to Adrian Olasau at the 2014 Sturt Graduation. The students exhibition is open for the next 2 weeks see the Sturt website for details – www.sturt.nsw.edu.au

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7 November 2014

I have built a new classroom to accommodate the growing numbers of students… sneak peek below, but more images coming soon after a whole new shoot!

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I am teaching at Sturt for the next 2 weeks finishing students off ready for exhibition.

I have just been part of the Timber and Working with Wood show talking to hundreds of people about next years classes and workshops which will be finalised very soon! Keep your eyes out!

11 September 2014

The Timber and Working with Wood Show, October 24-26th, Melbourne Exhibition Centre Docklands

I will be participating in “The Timber and Working with Wood Show” October 24-26th, Melb Exhibition Centre at Docklands.

More Details

8 September 2014

Studio Wood Workers Australia exhibition at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

I am exhibiting in the upcoming national SWA (Studio Wood Workers Australia) exhibition at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery. The exhibition title is “Home with Wood” it opens on September 13th and runs until mid November. More Details

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29 August 2014

Latest News – New Classroom & Classes

Building has started for a new large dedicated classroom on site which will be ready for next term. Once I have this space available I will be bringing in specialist teachers to run a series of short courses for me in 2015 (more soon on that one), and using it for both weekly and intensive students.
Next term teaching starts on Tuesday 7th October.
My next intensive week will be Monday 10th of November till Friday 14th.

22 June 2014

Article in The Age, June 21 2014. “Hands On > Woodwork”

Third-generation wood-worker Phoebe Everill offers weekly classes for beginners to intermediate that provide a grounding in fine woodworking.

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18 June 2014

Article in Midland Express, May 27 2014. “Orchestrating symphonies in wood”

Studio Woodworkers of Australia director and chairperson, Phoebe Everill, is one of the few women today successfully carving out a living from making and designing fine furniture. The opening of her own furniture-making school near Drummond, in central Victoria, is the culmination of a lifelong passion, driven by her desire to teach others of timber’s inherent beauty and how to make it sing.

Read the full article

16 June 2014

I will be exhibiting at the SWA exhibition at Bungendore Woodworks Gallery in September.

Upcoming articles in The Age, more details as I get them.

23 April 2014

Article in Australian Wood Review, March edition no 82. “From Metres to Millimetres” – Story by Linda Nathan.

Moving from building and carpentry into furniture making took Phoebe Everill to a much finer place.

Phoebe Everill doesn’t do quiet and reserved. She laughs loud and often, and it’s easy to instantly like her. Fifteen years as a chippie and a builder, mostly as the leader of her own team, are explained by the confidence she exudes — this is a person who can get things done.

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5th February 2014

I have recently been elected to the Chair of Studio Woodworkers Australia which is the peak body representing Australia’s professional maker/designers in wood. See www.studiowoodworkers.org.au for more details.

I will be demonstrating at Sturt on the weekend of 22nd/23rd of February at their annual Tools and Techniques weekend.

Upcoming articles in Australian Wood Review (March edition) and The Australian newspaper Arts section, more details as I get them.

5th December 2013

Extending the range of Winton chairs with a low arm recliner and a foot stool. View images.
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6th November 2013

Successful stand at the Timber & Working with Wood show.

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3rd November 2013

Upcoming article on my work and the school in Australian Wood Review.

30th October 2013

Added Sat pm class to keep up with demand.

27th October 2013

Exhibiting at Colac Otway Wood Design Exhibition Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd of November

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15th August 2013

A lot has been going on over the past few months!

Phoebe Everill is now an Accredited Member of Studio Woodworkers Australia.

She will also be teaching the cert IV course at Sturt School for Wood for the first 3 weeks in September which is a Stool- Design and Prototype.

Finally, due to increasing demand, extra classes have been added – Weekly classes now available: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9-12pm, 1-4pm and Sat 9-12pm. Other times by appt.
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5th May 2013

Phoebe Everill’s Furniture Making School open for business. View class details

16th April 2013

Phoebe joins the Board of Directors of Studio Woodworkers Australia http://www.studiowoodworkers.org.au

21st March 2013

See Australian Wood Review No. 78 p.18 for photo of SWA exhibition at Sturt. http://woodreview.com.au/

4th April 2012

Check back here regularly for periodical updates and exciting news. The world of furniture making and Design is ever changing and evolving.

26th November 2011

Experience at Sturt – Article Featuring Phoebe in The Australian

Phoebe Everill, the only woman on this year’s course, operated a carpentry and renovations business from her property outside Daylesford, Victoria, for 20 years. She did the 12-week woodwork course at Sturt last year. “Sturt, for me, was about walking into galleries all my adult life, looking at beautifully made pieces of furniture and thinking, ‘I want to learn to make to that level, I want to go there,’ ” she says.

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