For over thirty years, Neil and Pam Erasmus have been designing, making, teaching and writing about Fine Furniture. Neil was born and raised in South Africa, where he was mentored in the art of furniture design and making by his father, the highly regarded Andre Erasmus, himself a second generation furniture maker.

In 1981, at the age of 27, Neil immigrated to Canberra, with Pam and their young daughter. Neil established a workshop, undertaking commission work for embassies, government departments and collectors, and making speculative exhibition pieces.  Soon after their arrival in Perth in 1985, Neil began passing on his skills to Pam, who created a small range of furniture that she sold through galleries around the country. In addition, Pam also ran the ‘Introductory Woodcraft Course for Women’ at the Australian School of Fine Wood. 

In 2005 and 2006 Neil and Pam moved to Tasmania where they directed the prestigious Australian School of Fine Furniture, before returning to Perth to set up their own, dedicated teaching facility. During this time, Neil was again asked to teach and manage the Diploma of Arts Furniture Design Course at the ASFW  Dwellingup, where he was appointed senior lecturer and involved in a teaching capacity three days a week.

Neil’s knowledge and skills of fine furniture making and teaching abilities have facilitated travel to many parts of the world. He is a regular instructor at the excellent, Centre for Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine, USA, and has taught, one-on-one, in Auckland, New Zealand. Over their long careers, Neil and Pam have won numerous awards for their furniture, the most recent being Studio Furniture 2010 at Bundgendore Woodworks Gallery. Their work can be found in public and private collections around the world.