Cecil is a born and bred Shetlander. He decided to pursue a career in furniture making at an early age and studied at Glasgow School of Building and Printing, before taking a BA (Hons) in Furniture Craftsmanship and Design at High Wycombe. Upon his return to Shetland, he set up Paparwark Furniture, named after the Celtic monks who discovered Shetland. Cecil is renowned for the quality of his craftsmanship and innovative use of traditional techniques. He works very closely with clients, to create unique, bespoke furniture.