Somerset Guild 7th Annual Furniture Prize

204 Words - Posted on 11th August 2018

Jack Pawsey eucalyptus and walnut sideboard design

Jack Pawsey’s ATEN Credenza took this years first prize in the full time category

I am delighted to announce that Rowden students have triumphed once again at the Somerset Guild Annual Furniture Prize. This year we took both first and second place in the Full Time Category.

It was the work of Jack Pawsey that took first place and was named overall winner with his stunning ATEN Credenza, whilst Alex Curry’s Cherry Cabinet on a Stand came second.

Alex Curry’s Cherry Cabinet on a Stand

Dominating the Scene

Rowden students have now dominated these awards for the last three years. In 2016, Matt Duckworth was named overall winner and took first prize in the Full Time category. In 2017, it was Chris Cooper, who also went on to win the Alan Peters Award for Excellence at the Cheltenham Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design. And this year, it was the turn of Jack and Alex.

We could not be prouder of  all the hard work put in by these guys, not only from our students but also their tutors who work so hard to maintain the exacting standards of which we are so proud here at Rowden,

Well done to you all.

Until next time,



Lakshmi Bhaskaran

Lakshmi Bhaskaran

Writer at Rowden Atelier
Lakshmi Bhaskaran studied at the Rowden Atelier in 2008, following on from a successful career as a design writer and author. It was at Rowden that she met her husband and business partner, Jonathan Walter. The pair set up Bark Furniture in 2010 and now run a successful furniture business, based in Cornwall, with clients all around the world. Lakshmi has written for renowned publications like Wallpaper, and has authored five books in the design area.
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