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Guild: Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking

The MGFWoodworking is based in Blackburn, Victoria.

The Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking was founded by Alastair Boell in 2007. After graduating from the renowned North Bennet Street School, Boston (USA) Alastair felt that there was a great need in Australia for an educational facility that focuses on traditional skills. 
The Guild is committed to preserving and advancing craft traditions in furniture making. Classes emphasize the skillful use of hand tools and power equipment and an informed use of appropriate materials - sharing information, ideas and skills with all students young and old, from beginner to advanced.
You can also follow the guild socially on Facebook and Instagram.
School: 14 Cottage St., Blackburn
Website:  http://www.mgfw.com.au 
Phone: 0413537490

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Bespoke Shoemaker: Eugenia Neave

Eugenia Neave is based in Adelaide, South Australia.
Eugenia Neave creates bespoke and elegant footwear for clients around Australia. Eugenia handcrafts each individual pair herself from sculpting the last (foot form) to clicking the leather, with a high level of attention to detail at all stages. Using a distinct eye for symmetry and refinement, her aim is to make beautiful footwear with one-off designs. History, colour, suede, fabrics and clean, classic lines turn this young designer on! 
You can also follow Eugenia Neave socially on Instagram.

Instagram: @eugenianeave 
Phone Eugenia: (08) 8294 6990

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Tuckpointing: Antoni Pijaca

Antoni is based in Melbourne, Victoria.

The bricks of a very old house need to breathe. We also want them to look utterly gorgeous. Antoni Pijaca’s speciality is traditional English tuckpointing, using lime mortar & putty, a straightedge, tuck iron and frenchman. It is meticulous work, and is both beautiful to see, and kind to old brick buildings. Antoni’s passion, extensive knowledge and experience often sees him advising heritage architects, consultants and other professionals in his field of restoration, and his work has been earned the National Trust Heritage Conservation Award. As part of the process of brickwork restoration, Antoni also does paint removal and facade cleaning, damp proofing, salt removal, and brick and mortar colouring.

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/tuckpointer/
Phone: 0409900611 (text is preferred as Antoni is often hands full with lime)

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Industry Consultation Survey

The Heritage Skills Initiative;
an International Specialised Skills Institute project 
The project is listening to our rare trades, and gathering real information from us to learn more about how the project can support our sector. Thank you to everyone who has completed the sector analysis survey so far! We only need 20 more to reach our target, so if you are a raretradie and haven’t had the chance yet, please take this opportunity to respond 
before December 10th

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