About
About

About Us

Andrew Hammett
Founder and Director

In his time, Andrew has been a skydiver, a Scuba Diving Instructor, crofted in Shetland and farmed in France. For the last ten years Andrew has been making beautiful objects from wood and leather. Mostly self-taught with the odd course from the world-renowned West Dean College thrown in for good measure, he has honed his skills in his chosen crafts with the help and guidance of skilled craftspeople from all around the UK. Having decided, during the pandemic of 2020, to draw a curtain across his 30 year IT career and concentrate all of his effort on his passion and love for making beautiful things, Andrew has built the Mallard Design workshop from the ground up with the help of his brother David.

Andrew’s speciality is both wood and leather. Order a leather journal or one of our fantastic belts and the piece you receive will almost certainly be the product of Andrew’s passion and dedication to this craft.

David Hammett
Crafter / Maker / Workshop Manager

30 years of experience alternating between IT and roles working with his hands in various local workshops, David best describes himself as a steady pair of hands. With an attention to detail second to none, a quality driven craftsperson who believes passionately in the pieces we create, everything that David produces is beautiful to behold.

David’s speciality is in the wood side of the business. Order an end-grain chopping board or charcuterie board from us and it is almost certainly going to be one of David’s creations.

David Hammett
Crafter / Maker / Workshop Manager

30 years of experience alternating between IT and roles working with his hands in various local workshops, David best describes himself as a steady pair of hands. With an attention to detail second to none, a quality driven craftsperson who believes passionately in the pieces we create, everything that David produces is beautiful to behold.

David’s speciality is in the wood side of the business. Order an end-grain chopping board or charcuterie board from us and it is almost certainly going to be one of David’s creations.

Kathryn Hammett
Office Manager / Sales

An experienced graphic designer, Kathryn Is our social media manager, sales manager and office manager. Kathryn completed a course in Fine Art at college for 2 years and a creative enterprise course for a further year where she developed her skills in promoting businesses on social media. Hands on in the workshop when needed, Katie is as passionate about the art in our pieces as the artistry in the processes we use.

Order one of our resin charcuterie boards and you can guarantee it will be one of Kathryn’s designs.

Joshua Harris
Apprentice Maker

Joshua is passionate about making something out of nothing. Materials, designs, processes, finishes. Joshua just wants to learn as much as he can about everything we do here in the workshop. Interested in all things Computer related, Joshua is the resident expert on our computerised lase engraver we use to personalise everything we make.

Paddy
Head of Security
Head of Security at the workshop, general woofer at ne’er do wells and scourge of the Squirrel World Domination League in our local park. Also chief grumbler, unexpected noise generator and giver of face washes, hugs and tennis balls.