About Jeremy Broun
Jeremy Broun is an award-winning designer maker, writer and teacher with vast and varied practical experience over a variety of materials disciplines. He has taught at schools in London, Glasgow and Bristol and at Millfield School, Bristol Polytechnic (teacher training), Rycotewood College and in Finland from where he has taken students under the Erasmus scheme. In recent years he was invited to become an inspector for The British Accreditation Council. He is organizer and one of the judges of The Alan Peters Furniture Award, he is an award-winning woodworking author and since 1971 has written articles for the longest established UK woodworking magazine.
He has exhibited and lectured extensively in the UK and also in Ireland, Finland and the USA. Over three decades his work was included in the Crafts Council Index of Selected Makers. A cabinet sold at the first auction of living makers' work at Sotheby's.
His numerous awards include a Churchill Travel Scholarship to Finland, Sweden & Italy, The Furniture Makers Company Ambrose Heal Award and The Professional Woodworker of the Year Award. as a film maker he set up Thinking Hand Video in 1988 and has won awards and sponsorship.
Jeremy's passion for working wood was triggered by a brilliant woodwork teacher at Abbotsholme school (Howard Orme). He made an acoustic guitar in a weekend when he was 17, working throughout the nights without sleep. Today he performs on guitars that he builds and also teaches guitar making and has written a book called Guitar Making Art.
His passion is rooted in Education and he has an extensive and varied teaching experience. In recent years Jeremy has offered informal work experience in film making, furniture design and vehicle restoration to young people. He was invited to become a freelance inspector for The British Accreditation Council which he served for a few years as required. He has a flourishing YouTube channel and online store for his unique videos, books and multimedia publications.