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Like mindedness

292 Words - Posted on 31st Oct 2018

Common goals or an alignment of interests are usually a good thing in any organisation. They ensure that the people involved operate in harmony and that all the energy is applied to the task at hand. In a reasonably sized corporation though, quite ... more

Good enough?

269 Words - Posted on 17th Oct 2018

Making it... Here at Rowden, we have a pair of facing walls in our rec space covered, and I mean covered, with images of student work. If you go to our website, you’ll find a gallery of student work too. Check it out here. Pretty much without ... more


385 Words - Posted on 1st Oct 2018

Collaborations: Why collaborate? We were talking about the symbiotic relationship between David and Daren, where the creative imagination of one is matched by the interpretative abilities of the other, and the remarkable results that have been ... more

Furniture Making Short Courses

193 Words - Posted on 23rd Sep 2018
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Short Courses at Rowden Rowden has a longstanding reputation for its one-year course, where our students  are trained to make the highest quality fine furniture. Some have a little experience, others have none at all. But  all are united by a love ... more

On the straight and narrow

446 Words - Posted on 19th Sep 2018

A straight edge means a flat surface There is something of an obsession at Rowden about the use of straight edges. If I’m honest, there’s something of an obsession about just about everything to do with making here, which is as it should be. But ... more

Desk by Tom McIntyre: A picture is worth a thousand words

289 Words - Posted on 3rd Sep 2018
A beautiful table produced during our furniture making courses

Luckily for me, we have a pictures of this stunning desk made by Rowden student, Tom McIntyre. Otherwise I’d have been here for ages trying to explain just how Tom managed to make such a deceptively simple and elegant desk! Tom likes curved ... more

Yes, but why cabinetmaking?

368 Words - Posted on 29th Jul 2018
Lakshmi Bhaskaran furniture making tutor

Well... I’m going to say this right off the bat, I cannot explain in a single post why you, or anyone, would want to become a cabinetmaker. There are probably as many reasons as there are makers! But over the next few months, I think this might ... more

Woodworking Short Courses

119 Words - Posted on 27th Jul 2018
An expert woodworking demonstration at Rowden Atelier

Woodworking Short Courses If you've ever found yourself wondering what it might be like to spend time in a furniture making workshop, then why not come along and find out? Here at Rowden, we run woodworking short courses in everything from tool ... more

Arts & Crafts

369 Words - Posted on 12th Jul 2018
Woodworking course - learn to draw

Cabinetmakers and cabinetmaking are firmly established as being quintessentially craftsmen/craftspeople.  Craft can be distilled into being described as the creative process of making something useful. As opposed to art which is, in essence, the ... more

Furniture Making Short Courses at Rowden

140 Words - Posted on 30th Jun 2018
Woodworking course - student design

 Rowden: A place to learn Here at Rowden Atelier, we run a number of one-week furniture making short courses throughout the year. These courses are designed to either be standalone, or to provide an introduction for those considering joining us ... more

Fabrizio Lo Faro – More is the new less

264 Words - Posted on 18th Jun 2018
woodworking course

Tage Stool by Fabrizio Lo Faro Because cabinetmakers aren’t machines, and because they tend to obsess about every detail, handmade furniture is way more expensive than anything mass produced, and so it should be.  Most of the cost of producing ... more

Woodworking Short Courses

164 Words - Posted on 12th May 2018
advanced furniture making courses and classed for all ages, UK

Woodworking Short Courses For many, coming to Rowden Atelier to study furniture making is a complete change of lifestyle or career. It is a rather unique opportunity to 'take a break from life', to envelop themselves in the Rowden bubble in the ... more

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