Established in 1983 by David Savage, Rowden Atelier offer professional-standard cabinet making and furniture making courses at our internationally renowned woodworking school. As a leading fine furniture maker, we also design and make bespoke luxury furniture for our clients.

Where Are You Going?
Follow your passion

Students of our courses go on to do great things; from award winning designer makers, to successful businessmen and women.

Make your passion your livelihood
With dedicated, expert tutors

Stay with us for a weekend, or a whole year. We have furniture making courses to suit all ages and abilities. Experience is not a requirement!

“The lifeblood of the Arts & Crafts movement passes through the workshop of  Rowden Atelier”

“They push students to do a high level of work that is rarely seen today. They prepare students for a lifetime of making with classes in handwork, machine work, drawing, design and business.


My only regret is that I didn’t have a school like this when I was 21 and crazy to make things with my hands. If you are looking to design and make furniture, it’s worth the trip. It’s worth the money. It’s worth your time.”

Christopher Schwarz – Director, Lost Art Press

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