MEET THE TEAM
Rob Hill & Claire Acworth
Just in case you are wondering who 'we are... we are Rob, Claire and the menagerie!
Wernog Wood is a culmination of our combined skills and all the things we like doing. As a brief snapshot, we both grew up on small family farms and, although neither of us became farmers, we love life in the countryside.
As a mechanic and builder, Rob is fascinated by how things work and how they are made. He loves the challenge of creating the unusual and Wernog Wood is the perfect opportunity to renovate old buildings and to build quirky new structures.
Having studied furniture and product design, Claire spent 25 years working in orthopaedics and supporting the wider needs of disabled people in both UK and Africa. Feeling the pull back towards a more creative life, she followed her dream of becoming a jeweller and now works with customers to design one-off pieces, often incorporating elements from a customer’s old jewellery. Jewellery making is just one of many courses we offer in Wernog Wood.
Although we have both dabbled in making all kinds of other things, we are no experts! Instead we will find tutors who are masters of their craft, who are willing to share their skills with you, giving you the satisfaction of making something you will be immensely proud of. The types of courses we will offer will depend on your interests, so just let us know. We hope that you will benefit from the things we enjoy... beautiful countryside, a quirky adventure and the satisfaction of making things by hand.