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About Terry

Terry Gleeson

Terry Gleeson has been a Cabinetmaker since 1976.

Prior to establishing the Woodwork School in 2002, Terry designed and built custom made one-off commissions and gallery pieces. His work has been exhibited at the Bungendore Woodworks Gallery, Leura Gallery and at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.

He was one of thirty crafts people and makers who participated in the Kauri Project for the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens in 2010. In 2000 he participated in the Woodmaster's Exhibition of the Woodworkers Association of NSW, held in the foyer of the ABC Sydney Building. He has been a regular guest speaker and demonstrator at the Sydney Timber and Working with Wood Show.

Terry spent 15 years as a Guest Tutor at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) at the University of NSW. At NIDA he tutored 2nd and 3rd year students enrolled in the Properties and Objects Degree.

He is a former Chairperson of the Woodworker's Association of NSW.

Terry completed his apprenticeship with GL Macedo Pty Ltd, at that time, the premier restoration and reproduction workshop in Australia. This apprenticeship laid the foundation for his traditional skills and craftsmanship. He is a Master Craftsman.

Terry will help you learn to work with wood. He will advise you on timber selection and help you to choose, use and maintain the right tools for your job.

With Terry you can start at the very beginning. You can choose to learn a skill set such as sharpening, tool use or joinery; or you can construct a project of small or vast dimensions. He will start at your level, mentoring as you build skills and experience. Small class sizes, of mixed gender, allow this to be the reality.

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