Myles Gostelow is a Canberra Fine Furniture Designer and Craftsman. His business is located in the historical Village of Tharwa set on picturesque banks of the Murrumbidgee River in the Australian Capital Territory.
Myles grew up on a remote cattle station in Far North Queensland and the Australian bush has always been a strong influencing factor on Myles and his designs.
Myles graduated from the Australian National University School of Art in 1999 with a Bachelor of Fine Art, majoring in woodwork and furniture design with sculpture as a sub-major. Myles owes a great deal of gratitude towards his late lecturer, George Ingham and various other visiting lecturers during his four year degree.
In early 2000, the opportunity to caretake and work out of David Upfill-Brown’s former workshop in Tharwa presented itself, as David set off in pursuit of a successful international teaching career.
From this point, Myles and his wife Pen have been running the family business and are now raising their three boys Harry, Will and Max.
Myles works with Australian hardwoods, using a repertoire of skills including drawing, carving, blacksmithing and tool-making. He creates pieces on commission for private, corporate, government and ecclesiastical clients.
He invites his clients into an environment that fosters education and enlightenment through participation in the creative process. Clients achieve a deep understanding of their piece through an intimate involvement in the creative process.
Myles is currently running wood carving classes from his workshop.