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If you are a furniture designer, interior architect, cabinet maker, finisher or fitter, and you'd like to help us create Britain's future heritage, please get in touch.

Period Finisher and Alchemist

Artichoke is seeking to employ an enthusiastic finisher with a passion for finishing and a flair for giving new wood a history and layers of life and wear.

The ideal candidate will have the aptitude and experience for finishing and an understanding for the alchemic processes which give old life to new timber.

They will need to be skilled in all areas of furniture preparation and finishing with technical knowledge, understanding and experience in traditional, decorative and specialist finishes. You will be experienced in the selection and application of appropriate finishing materials including paints, stains, shellacs, French polishes and waxes.  You will understand how to utilise traditional materials to accelerate the natural ageing process to create surfaces that are authentic, beautiful and resilient.

You will need to be able to demonstrate the ability to work on individual pieces, from start to finish, as well as working as part of a team on larger projects.  Experience, knowledge and understanding in the application of spray finishes would also be advantageous.

Contract type
Permanent, full time Salary commensurate with experience.

To apply, please send your CV and portfolio to john@artichoke.co.uk

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