Anna Childs is a cabinet-maker with over 20 years self-employment and teaching experience.


Anna uses temperate hardwoods and manufactured boards from sustainable sources.


She is currently teaching part-time at The Sheffield College. In the past she taught furniture design and making at the University of Lancashire.


Much of Anna's time is spent teaching cabinetry to adults, both young and old, but in her free time she enjoys designing and making her own furniture. She regularly exhibits her work; including an annual invitation to exhibit at Holmfirth Artweek.


Anna is interested in making furniture for our everyday lives using simple forms and elegant shapes.


At the moment she is using colour in her work by working with Valchromat (a coloured engineered board) together with European Oak. In 2016, her Leaning Shelf was shown as part of a major exhibition ‘Made in Sheffield’ at the Millennium Gallery.

Anna works to commission but also makes speculative pieces for exhibition and for sale via open studio events. Recent commissions include a Wall-hanging Cupboard to hold a collection of playing cards.

Anna Childs

Furniture Designer/Maker