John Thatcher2021-05-01T16:19:17+01:00

John Thatcher

I design and make furniture to commission and for exhibition.

I trained as a Cabinet Maker more than 20 years ago at The Sheffield College where I studied City & Guilds Furniture from 1994 to 1996. I have been based at Yorkshire Artspace for most of the intervening years. I have always been keen to use responsibly sourced raw materials, for example by using only FSC timbers. In the last couple of years I have discovered a local source of high quality air-dried English timbers. Therefore I now know not only why individual trees were felled and planked-up, but also where and when. This adds to the story I can offer clients who commission a furniture piece. I am currently using some stunning planks of English Walnut from a wind-fallen tree that grew on a country estate in Nottinghamshire. I will soon be collecting several planks of Sweet Chestnut which should have stunning grain patterns and colour.

Studio visits

Please contact me to arrange your Covid safe studio visit during May.

About my studio

My workshop is on the ground floor with direct access from the Yorkshire Artspace loading bay.

  • This studio has disabled access
  • Visitors to the studio will be able to buy my work
  • I’m happy to undertake commissions – please ask!

Contact me

t: 01142 960 123
m: 07722 173 346

Studio location

Studio 6, Yorkshire Artspace
Persistence Works
21 Brown Street
S1 2BS

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