Matthew Dwight is a well respected and successful high school timber and furniture industrial technology teacher in NSW. Under his guidance students have consistently performed extremely well in the NSW High School Certificate (HSC). In 2012 one of his students achieved 1st place and another 9th, and in 2012 one student placed 2nd and over 50% of the class achieved over 90% in the HSC.
During his teaching career Matthew has continued to hone his wood turning and furniture design and making skills undertaking courses with Vic Wood, Terry Baker and Richard Raffan.
Matthew takes pride in making both utilitarian and artistic turned items and continues to develop his furniture design skills. He aims to make beautiful objects that are pleasure to use, handle and look at it.
Matthew works in a range of Australian timbers including Red Gum, Jarrah, Banksia, Ironbark, Camphor Laurel, Tallowood, Blackwood, Claret Ash and a wide range of exotic species. Much of the timber he uses is reclaimed and salvaged from urban use.