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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.

rowzo@tiscali.co.uk
https://societyofdesignercraftsmen.org.uk/our-makers/nicholas-rowe


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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 & Events -

Keep an eye here as they appear

 

None planned for the rest of 2021 - however plans for early 2022 are underway, these will be announced in good time...

 

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

 

Send an enquiry to rowzo@tiscali.co.uk and I will 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 you don't experience by looking at a photo.

 

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


 

Stockists:

 

The Handmade Shop & Gallery

As Christmas is approaching fast I have recently delivered new seasonal stock for those seeking unique handmade gifts. Stocking a large selection of my xmas trees (ask to see more), New hanging tree decorations, bowls/vessels and fruit as well as a few special and larger pieces.

Please look to their website and social media for updates.

Open 10am - 4pm Monday to Friday, Saturday 10am - 5pm.

NB closed for lunch between 1 - 1:30pm.

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

www.thehandmadeshopandgallery.co.uk

 

New - Artisan Alchemy Gallery

This gem of a gallery is located in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. I am honoured to be showing the cream of my work alongside those by other outstanding makers in quality fine furniture and jewellery. The gallery wants to showcase the best in British handmade design, specialising in wood and character, my work is in good company.

Open Tuesday to Saturday 11am - 5pm.

84 Caroline Street, Birmingham, B3 1UP.

www.artisan-alchemy.co.uk


 

Online Reference and Sales -
 
New! - Artisan Alchemy Gallery: once uploaded you can view and purchase my work from their website shop www.artisan-alchemy.co.uk
 
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.


(Updated 26/11/21)