Phoebe Everill is a third generation wood worker with a passion for beautiful timbers and the details that make them sing. Defying convention as a female tradie, she established a successful carpentry and renovations business that focussed on personalized designs and exquisite finishing.
She then turned her eye to fine furniture by moving interstate to study at Sturt School for Wood in 2009.In 2011 she completed a Certificate IV in Furniture Design & Technology. 2012 saw her awarded an Artist in Residence, providing a studio space and machine access to further develop her portfolio, as well as the the opportunity to spend time with the international and local makers and teachers that Sturt attracts. 2013 saw her return to Victoria to re-establish and expand her workshop to include the wood school at her property in Drummond.
In 2018 the wood school is humming along with students coming from all over Australia to be involved with both weekly classes and short course programs. Milling of local blackwood and other significant logs from regional botanic gardens is also done onsite, ensuring supply of excellent timber with a great provenance.
Her Philosophy towards furniture making revolves around paying respect to the tree by utilizing its wood wisely and respectfully. The result is work that celebrates the unique character of timbers in contemporary and thoughtfully functional designs.
Phoebe is also an accomplished and popular teacher, with experience teaching a wide range of students ranging from primary and secondary school children, the Certificate IV class, and adult classes.
Phoebe is an Accredited Member of Studio Woodworkers Australia