After completing a degree in Botany and Ecology at St.Andrews in 1983, I headed for London and a MSc in Applied Ecology at Imperial College. However I had been working steadily at my photography for the previous couple of years and after a few of weeks on the course I decided that I really wanted to pursue a new career as a photographer and graphic designer; Imperial agreed to hold my place open until the following year and as it turned out, I didn’t need to go back! So now, thirty years on – I am still self employed and while its been a roller coaster ride, I don’t think I could have gone to any other fairground! To see my latest project go here Tiny House Scotland.
St.Andrews University 1979-1983 B.Sc 2.1 Joint Hons. Botany and Ecology
The Image Factor – 1984-85, partnership with Nicholas Lestas. 112 Camden High Street then 7 Carol Street Workshops, Camden London.
Creative Concept Design – 1985-89, 1 Greenland Place, Camden, London. Owner.
Awarded Member of the Chartered Society of Designers 1988 by Rodney Fitch.
Cleopatra’s Needle – 1988-1993, London and Kelso. Partner with Jo Avery. Sold as a going concern.
Jonathan Avery Design – Darlingfield Farm Cottages Kelso – 1990-1995. Furniture making.
Jonathan Avery Design Workshops: Old Joinery, Thirladean, Selkirk 1995-98
Jonathan Avery Design Workshops: Forest Mill, Selkirk 1998 – 2003
1999 opened Jonathan Avery Design retail showroom at 3 Dundas Street ,Edinburgh.
2002-2014 Jonathan Avery retail showroom at 7-9 Church Hill Place, Edinburgh.
2005 – 2011 Jonathan Avery Homestore, expanded into 13-15 Church Hill Place, Edinburgh.
2006 – 2010 Jonathan Avery Homestore retail showroom at Hutchison Street, Merchant City, Glasgow.
Jonathan Avery Design Workshops: Huddersfield Street, Galashiels 2003 – 2006
Jonathan Avery Homestore Workshops: Bilston Glen, Mid Lothian 2006-2010
Shangri La Farm – 2010 – present – now working on my latest project here: