James Stuart John


I have always had a passion for designing and making. After sixth form and a short dalliance with tree sculpture and having collected one too many rugby injuries I found myself in London in the residential property world. London was great fun and the experience of working in a pressured sales environment has given me many useful business skills. After a couple of years the creative pull proved too much and I moved to Devon, enrolling in the year long course at the Rowden Workshop to gain the practical skills to turn my designs into beautiful wooden furniture.

I have now established my business in Hampshire where I am designing and creating original bespoke furniture as well as a line of Homeware items. In creating these products I use both solid woods and veneers and mix the best of the old and new techniques with an emphasis on quality and craftsmanship to provide graceful yet hard wearing pieces that will stand the test of time.