a student at Rowden, flattening their bespoke workbench on a woodworking course

The courses at Rowden continue to be intensive, and have the potential to be life changing. Students cover the how and why of using tools and techniques, but go far beyond this. Being at the bench at Rowden becomes a shift in thinking, about precision, quality, ones own capacity and the meaning of craftsmanship.

It remains a world-renowned fine furniture school and a bastion of the Arts & Crafts movement. The courses at Rowden have been honed over the preceding decades to challenge and empower its students, moving them from aspiring woodworkers to professional craftspeople. It continues to be a place of deep work, with attention given to furniture design and making and its students becoming cabinetmakers of the highest quality. You will find further information about Rowden Atelier on their website.

a closeup of a technical drawing for a piece of furniture, designed as part of a furniture design course at Rowden Atelier

Looking for our woodworking courses? 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.