Matthew Chalk is a rustic furniture maker and the owner of Blackstone-Chalk.

I run a Hampshire based workshop where I create original furniture pieces from local, sustainable and reclaimed wood sources. After being trained at Chichester college, who are renowned in fine furniture making, I went on to find my own style, finding celebration in the natural forming curves and rustic nuances of raw wood.

Every piece I create has a story in both it's origin and design. Using woods and offcuts that generally get overlooked and cast aside due to their shape, I am able to give them a second life through inventive techniques and a vision that makes your one off piece an iconic member of your furniture collection.

My furniture is sold through a combination of designer furniture shops, bespoke commissions and market fairs as well as having listings in my online shop. I feel a real personal connection to my work and it gives me great satisfaction to see where they end up and how happy they have made my clients.