The workshop is run by our Craftsman, Dan Tilbury, who has skills in carpentry, furniture design, and model making.

Cutting wood with jigsaw machinery

During opening hours, Dan is on hand to advise, guide and aid students in all aspects of safe architectural model making and installation construction.

We aim to provide a safe and creative environment where students with varying degrees of experience can work confidently to produce innovative and diverse high standard work. The WSA has a strong making ethos and students are encouraged to explore working with many mediums and techniques.

Current students have produced models using processes from steam bending to multi layered routing and Dan is able to draw on experience to help realise even the most diverse ideas.


Located alongside the studios, the workshop is equipped mainly for woodworking, with some provision for metalwork. We keep a comprehensive range of bench mounted machines, a number of portable electric tools and a large range of hand tools. All these items of equipment may be used by students after induction by the workshop supervisor and a short period of training.

Near to the workshop is a specially ventilated spray-booth with three hot wire cutters.

Workshop contact

Dan Tilbury

Workshop Supervisor/Craftsman