Some words from Istanbul.


Ali just completed an eight week course and wanted to share his thoughts on his time in the workshop.

“I really did not know what it means to get involved with wood before studying at Waters and Acland. Getting addicted to precision, understanding the working mechanisms of wooden furniture construction, smelling and touching the wood and experiencing its nature and materiality and getting inspired for a whole lifetime to produce and never get bored. Coming back to Istanbul and continuing my life here in the chaotic city as an architect, my days in lake district and waters and acland give me grounding, perspective and a feeling of a second home.”

It’s great for us to hear that our students are inspired by both the hours spent in the workshop as well as the beautiful Lake District. It’s a massive investment for students from both home and abroad to spend time in our school. An investment both financially and emotionally. For Ali it seems to have been worth it on many levels. We look forward to his return in 2016.

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