Maria is an artist producing enchanting drawings and paintings and some fabulous jewellery. Maria's father was John Brown, the well known Welsh stick chair maker so It was a lovely surprise when she said she'd brought along one of his astonishly beautiful chairs to the event.  Of course I just had to have a sit and wow, how comfortable it was! What I'd give.....!

John Brown's book, 'Welsh Stick Chairs' is a seminal text which has been sadly missed whilst its been out of print for many years, however its just been confirmed that Lost Art Press in the USA have reprinted the book and will be available again soon here in the UK. Now that is exciting news, and Woodsmith Experience will for sure be stocking it.