A professional designer/maker of over four decades, Dan Williams joined the Academy in September 2021 to teach the 12 week Furniture Making course and the series of 2-to-5-day woodworking short courses.

Dan is a graduate of the prestigious Parnham College in Beaminster, the world-famous design school created by legendary designer/maker John Makepeace OBE.

After graduation, he enjoyed a wide and varied career across Europe in both furniture making and boat building disciplines – including stints working for renowned contemporary designers Fred Baier and David Colwel

Since 2004, Dan has worked as a maker in his Bridport studio, primarily on commissions and restoration projects, as well as bespoke joinery and camper van conversions.

Recently, Dan finished a commission to design and build a treehouse in Spain.