Jason Mosseri, owner of Hopesprings Chairs in East Sussex, is described by chair maker and tutor Paul Hayden as having a good eye for form and the mechanical ability to solve the puzzles that chair making presents.
He will travel to Tennessee to learn how to make a 'birdcage' armchair, including peculiarities such as false mitre joints, from Curtis Buchanan, master chair maker in the American Windsor tradition. This will help Jason to progress his own style of Windsor chair.
“There are fewer than 30 craftspeople chair making to a high standard in the UK. I am committed to ensuring its continuity by developing individual, characterful chairs and mastering skills I can teach to the next generation.”