Finbarr Lucas

At Finbarr Lucas, we transform local hardwoods and reclaimed timber into chairs and tables, cabinets and wardrobes, 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 18 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 we have become known for our use of local hardwoods, as well as reclaimed timber, to make a range of cabinetry and other furniture.

Together with my assistants Oli Brereton and Hazel Drummond, we are developing a range of furniture pieces and homeware to be sold direct. We will have our initial pieces for display at Open Up this year!

Open days

  • Saturday 4th May
  • Sunday 5th May
  • Saturday 11th May
  • Sunday 12th 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!

Contact me

Studio location

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

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