TIM WELLS trained as a furniture maker in his native England, where he completed a traditional five-year apprenticeship with John Makepeace. During that time, he earned the Craft Certificate in Furniture from the City and Guilds of London Institute, with distinction in handmade furniture construction. After two years of perfecting his craft as a journeyman with American furniture designer Wendell Castle, Tim established himself as a master craftsman in the United States. Tim approaches his work in a unique way, using traditional techniques of high-quality construction with a contemporary twist on design, blending simplicity of form with function. One way that he accomplishes this is by wrapping forms with leather. He uses renewable resources, including locally grown hardwoods, and his attention to detail and quality construction are precise.