Published on July 10th, 2015 | by Vincent Jobse0
From Concorde to Conran – Crafts Magazine
The sheer joy of making in Crafts Magazine: The co-founder of Benchmark, Sean Sutcliffe, talks to Katie Treggiden about his inspirations.
I was at my Mum’s house, aged about 18. I noticed she didn’t have a bootjack, so I went down to the shed and made one. Afterwards, I said: ‘That’s the happiest day I’ve ever spent.’ She said: ‘Have you considered a career in making?’ I’d been groomed for accountancy, banking or law – but I’d never found satisfaction in those ways of thinking. I finally found satisfaction in making things.