Current Career

In 1979 Ian Heseltine set up his current design workshop near the City of Bath with several colleagues and today owns the property.

Over a thirty year period a huge catalogue of work has been produced of which they are very proud; training and employing craftsmen and women over the years.

The building comprises three thousand square feet of fully equipped space including a design office where you may view finished work, models, samples and a larger portfolio.

Formative Years

A farming childhood gave Ian an early knowledge and ability for using tools, machinery and constructing almost anything in a practical way.

His close family includes artists, potters and willow weavers, so there were few surprises when he gravitated at school to making useful objects that were also artistic, namely furniture.

In 1977 he was one of the first ten students to attend Parnham College run by John Makepeace OBE where he was taught true cabinet making skills by Robert Ingham. This gave him the inspiration to design innovative work and the knowledge of how to produce it in a refined way.