Training Awards

Wendy Shorter with HRH The Prince of Wales Craft Skills Award 2013

Quality and Excellence in Teaching is at the heart of our upholstery and soft furnishings training.  We are a multi-awards winning training centre receiving several craft training awards for encouraging craft skills in upholstery and soft furnishings:

 

  • Master Upholder Certificate 2016
  • Marsh Heritage Crafts Training Award 2014
  • OFSTED Recognition for Good Practice 2014
  • Craft Skills Award 2013
  • Worshipful Company of Upholders' Certificates of Excellence 2012
  • Heritage Crafts Trainers Award 2012
  • Outstanding Training Provider of the Year 2011
  • Women in Furnishings Award 2010
  • Hertfordshire Training Centre of the Year 2008

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Wendy Shorter

Director of Wendy Shorter Interiors Ltd Wendy Shorter

Wendy Shorter is a Court Assistant Upholder and holds a Master Upholder Certificate, a Fellow and Director of the Association of Master Upholsterers & Soft Furnishers (AMUSF), a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Upholders (archaic word for upholsterers) and the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers. In 2008 she was appointed Director of Training for the AMUSF and she represents the Association on several industry boards.  Wendy trained and taught advanced upholstery at London Metropolitan University, formerly the London College of Furniture.  She is City and Guilds Qualified and has been teaching for the past eighteen years.

Wendy has been the recipient of several awards and in March 2010 her book “Professional Soft Furnishings” was published and reprinted in 2015 as "Soft Furnishings Professional Results".

Wendy takes great delight in passing on these skills and celebrating the achievements of her staff and students.

Liz Alsop

Upholstery Tutor Liz Alsop

Liz joined us in 2011 and is lead tutor of upholstery.  Liz worked at the Tate Gallery before leaving full-time work to raise her family. She started training with Wendy Shorter in 2006 gaining AMUSF upholstery qualifications with distinction. In 2008 she launched her own upholstery business, Sitting Pretty, based in St Albans undertaking a wide range of traditional and modern commissions.  It was a natural step to combine her 15 years of teaching experience with her knowledge of upholstery.

Tricia Butterworth

Soft Furnishings Tutor Tricia Butterworth

Tricia joined Wendy Shorter Interiors in September 2010, having run her own soft furnishing business for over 20 years. Given her own wide experience in soft furnishings, teaching was a natural extension. As a former student of Wendy's, gaining both her upholstery and soft furnishing qualifications with distinction, she has an insight into the requirements of the courses from both a student's perspective as well as delivering the soft furnishings courses. Tricia shares Wendy's commitment to develop the highest professional standard of work from the students who come onto any of our courses.  Tricia is also a Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Upholders.

Natalie McCurry

Natalie McCurrey

Natalie joined us in September 2013 teaching our range of upholstery evening and leisure classes.  After leaving a career in buying and merchandising to raise her family, Natalie decided to re-train with Wendy.  In 2010 she gained her AMUSF Level 3 Upholstery qualifications with distinction.  Whilst undertaking her training with us, Natalie gained work experience with N. C. Contracts in Hertford, giving her great insight and experience into making furniture for commercial use.  Natalie continues to work part-time for them as well as taking on private commissions.

Taryn Finlay

Taryn has a background in the motor trade, starting on the workshop floor up in her parents family business restoring and repairing classic Italian sports cars; particularly enjoying working alongside her brother, 'Rorky' O'Rourke in the trimshop upholstering luxury car
interiors.

In 2011/12 Taryn gained her AMUSF Stage 2&3 Traditional Upholstery qualifications with a double distinction, which she declares has quite literally changed her life.

Taryn now enjoys that life with a small but happily industrious upholstery business run from the purpose built pink 'Ladyshed' at the bottom of her garden, and a varied workload of both traditional and modern upholstery together with interesting and challenging automotive projects.

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