Vanessa teaches on the AMUSF Modern and Traditional Upholstery short course alongside running her workshop in South London.
Vanessa first joined London Met as a technician in the upholstery department at the School of Art, Architecture and Design.
She grew up on a farm in Grimsby and after attending college moved south to Oxford. In 2014 she completed a certificate from the Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers (AMUSF) at Rycotewood School of Furniture.
Vanessa has worked in a variety of workshops, from small garages to large factories in Oxford, Bristol and London before setting up on her own.