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Gareth Rees had worked and trained in various workshops in England and Wales before setting up his own company in 2005.

Experienced in all aspects from commercial production to high end traditional restoration, Gareth worked predominantly for the trade for dealers, interior designers, collectors, private clients, embassies and museums.


Gareth is a member of the Association of master upholsterers and soft furnishers and the Guild of traditional upholsterers. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Guild.


As a tutor, Gareth is a natural communicator and adapts his teaching methods to each individual’s requirements. He provides a relaxed,informal and informative learning experience.

Gregory Cupitt-Jones has been running a very successful upholstery business, Cottage upholstery, in a small rural workshop in Nettlebed, Oxfordshire for over 28 years.

Greg is also an active member and past chairman of the Guild of Traditional Upholsters, liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Upholders and member of the Association of Master Upholsterers.


He has worked for many historic houses including work for the Royal Family.

Previous head tutor of upholstery at the Conservation and restoration degree at Bucks New University, Greg  was awarded the Master Upholders certificate from the Worshipful company of Upholders in 2019.

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