Nick James / Sunday 1st November 2020 - Monday 30th November 2020
Nick is a highly skilled craftsman. He’s an advocate of traditional woodworking techniques that are rare in contemporary practice. A machine can’t pick up a piece of wood, study the flow of the grain or make a decision about how to use it. Every piece is made by Nick and his team of skilled craftsmen in his workshop in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Nick established his first class techniques whilst attending the country’s leading furniture college, Rycotewood. Along with his team of expert makers, he uses the best time-tested methods of connecting pieces of wood by unbreakable joints and precise construction methods to create furniture that will last lifetimes.
In 2003 he returned to his native Newcastle to start his own business. Nick’s passion for natural materials and intelligent design is central to his practice. Awards include The Worshipful Company of Furniture Maker’s Trophy For Excellence In Craft Skills. In addition to working to commission and producing limited edition pieces Nick regularly creates work for exhibition.
As trees are so important to what he does Nick is a proud member of the Woodland Trust. Each piece he sells helps contribute to completing the circle and plant trees to help lessen our impact on the environment.
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