The Coquitlam, BC native would never have imagined that the small boxes and trinkets he made in that dilapidated, 200-year-old horse stable would spark a passion that he would follow in the coming years. After spending 2 and a half years in Italy, he chased his passion to Victoria, BC and enrolled in the Fine Furniture Program at Camosun College, where he flourished, winning the Pat Lintaman Award for Design.
Awarded to a Fine Furniture Student who shows strength in the design component of the course and has worked to incorporate local, sustainable materials and environmentally friendly finishing products into their work.
“Jeff came into the Fine Furniture Program with no formal design training. He applied himself to the many design projects and worked hard to learn this skill. His persistence and a desire to create work of a high standard earned him this award, achieving the top combined mark for design projects.”