Rowden Atelier

David established Rowden Atelier in 1995, and it continues to this day as a world renowned fine woodworking school. Rowden carries a philosophy to respect the craft in fine furniture making and persists in pushing students to do the best work possible, regardless of their experience or background. 

Published Books

David published two books exploring furniture making excellence. ‘Furniture With Soul’, profiled his contemporaries making and design. ‘The Intelligent Hand’ was published in 2018 just before his passing. It laid out his journey from fine artist to respected furniture designer and detailed his legacy, the world-renowned Rowden Atelier Woodworking School.

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Published Articles

Often courting controversy and never one to shy away from speaking his mind. David’s mantra for writing about the industry and tool manufacturers was “Publish and be damned”

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Rowdenatelier.com is the new home of Rowden Atelier Fine Woodworking School.

It is where you will now find all the information about our renowned fine woodworking courses, our ethos, and why our students go on to do so many great things. This site remains dedicated to the designs and work, of Rowden’s Founder; David Savage. If you are looking for our woodworking courses, please click here.