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Nicholas Rowe BA (Hons) LSDC

Nicholas is an artist/craftsperson working in wood. His material sensitive approach creates work where character and provenance are central.

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Nicholas has always been making in one form or another. This led him to study a multitude of materials and processes. Finding an aptitude for woodturning using reclaimed, seasoned and green wood. He became concerned about the sustainability and provenance of his materials and consciously obtains most of his wood from local Essex and Suffolk sources.


Since graduating Nicholas has sort to expand his skills by turning a variety of woods and forms that allow the material's visual and tactile qualities to be appreciated, with emphasis on functionality and aesthetics over the long term. Nicholas successfully applied for the 2015 Cuckoo Farm Studios Graduate Award. Since joining the supportive community at CFS he has felt confident to push both his wooden forms embracing the unique character features in the woods he turns.


Nicholas is a Licentiate Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen (SDC), member of the Colchester Art Society, Association of Woodturners of Great Britain (AWGB) and two local Essex and Suffolk woodturning clubs. He has sold work, fulfilled commissions and exhibited in London and galleries & shops in and around Colchester, Wivenhoe, Long Melford and Bury St Edmunds.


Exhibitions and Events - Keep an eye here as they appear

(updated 01/09/21)


Planned during this year:


I plan to spend the rest of 2021 developing my work leading to new and more complex pieces for display/sale in current and new galleries & shops as well as online.


I continue to work on commissions, please contact me at and I'd be happy to discuss any queries or commissions you may have.


This experience has shown to me how I thrive on meeting and discussing my work (and their's) with people, something I wasn't confident to do when I started. I love when people encourage and handle/experience how tactile my work is. Aspects including texture, weight and natural warmth is you don't experience by looking at a photo.


I look forward to a time when we can meet in person again.


In 2021


Places to view and purchase my work



The Handmade Shop & Gallery

I'm excited to have joined this established and wonderfully creative/handmade shop & gallery as a Collective Member starting in July 2021. They are stocking a decent selection of my trees, bowls and vessels as well as a few special and larger pieces.

Please check their website and social media for updates.

Opening times are currently 10:00 to 16:00 Monday to Friday, Saturday 10:00 to 17:00, NB Closed for lunch 13:00 to 13:30.

77a St Johns Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1SQ.


The Jessica Muir Gallery

Just opened again I'm delighted to be back with a selection of burrs, bowls and fruits in interesting forms and woods.

Please check their social media for updates.

Opening times are currently 10:30 to 16:00 Wednesday to Saturday.

Hall Street, Long Melford, CO10 9JR.


Exhibitions & Events -


SOON - 11th & 12th September Open Studios 'Outside' 2021 at Cuckoo Farm Studios, Colchester, Essex.

My home this year is a gazebo (fresh air) outside the Benham Gallery as I am not opening my studio.


Online Reference -
I am currently not selling online but here are just some of the sites you can find out more about my art and the work I have undertaken.
Society of Designer Craftsmen: in my opinion the premier UK craft society - view my makers profile.

The Handmade Shop & Gallery: a Collective Member from July 2021 stocking various and seasonal pieces.
Twitter: where I promote and discuss my work and others @RowzoMaker.


Keep well and be safe.