Finbarr Lucas

Finbarr Lucas and Oli Brereton transform local hardwoods into chairs and tables, display cases and shelving.

I trained in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University 25 years ago, making wooden sculptures as part of my final show. After graduating, I started prototyping sculptural shelves and tables using a laminating process I had employed on the course, and I showed the results to shops and galleries.

I have now been working as a self-employed furniture-maker for 19 years. My interests have broadened out from the sculptural work I began making to include a passion for the material itself. I source timber locally whenever I can, and I have become known for my use of local beech, ash and other hardwoods, as well as reclaimed timber, to make a huge range of cabinetry and other furniture.

Oli Brereton joined the business in 2017.

Open days

  • Saturday 2nd May
  • Sunday 3rd May
  • Saturday 9th May
  • Sunday 10th May

About my studio

Ours is a proper woodworking shop, with huge machines, razor sharp chisels and the smells of sawdust in the air.

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

Contact me

Studio location

Studio 2
Manor Oaks Studios
Green Estate
389 Manor Lane
Sheffield S2 1UL

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