David Charlesworth is an Author and Maker who has specialized in teaching since 1977.

He runs courses at Harton Manor Workshop teaching fine furniture making to exhibition standard. A small group of no more than four students ensures a high level of individual attention. This intensive workshop training is an efficient and cost effective route to a professional level of craftsmanship and competence. Students gain confidence and skills significantly more quickly than is possible in a college situation, where workshop time may be limited.

David has been a professional cabinet maker since 1973 and has specialized in teaching the craft since 1977. He is a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and has served on their selection committee. His work is included in the British Crafts Council slide library. He writes regularly for Furniture and Cabinetmaking magazine and his first book of articles was published in 1999.

David trained with Ted Baly who was one of the founder members of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen. He works in English and exotic hardwoods and enjoys making intricate and finely detailed pieces. His work exhibits many style influences and there is a constant search for elegant and simple design solutions. He is renowned for his attention to detail and fine craftsmanship.