About Studio Woodworkers Australia
Studio Woodworkers Australia (SWA) is a national organisation dedicated to promoting and supporting professional designer makers working in wood. Founded in 2011, it comprises both Accredited Members and General Members. This Studio Woodworkers Australia (SWA) website provides a portal through which prospective clients can find professional designer/makers and artists whose work in wood is characterised by a high level of individuality and quality.
If you are looking for a special piece of furniture or woodwork to buy, order or commission, which features excellent design, making, finishing and after-purchase service, then the Membership Directory and Gallery of SWA is the place to start your search.
Studio Woodworkers Australia offers a comprehensive Directory of Members, where you can browse, select and contact professional and experienced makers directly, to buy or order their work. Some have websites showing designs that can be ordered.
Alternatively, if you have a particular purpose in mind, you can ask a selected maker to design and make a piece specifically for you. The process of Commissioning items made in wood from a skilled professional woodworker in this way offers an engaging and rewarding collaboration between you and the maker. (See more about commissioning)
- Accredited Members: have been peer-assessed to high standards, and can assure clients of the best quality of designing, making and service. Each is identified as an Accredited Studio Woodworker (ASW), and has a special page in the SWA Gallery.
- General Members: are professional designer/makers who have not yet submitted to the accreditation process.
Studio Woodworkers Australia’s Directory of Makers provides the best source of information for anyone wanting to commission or buy high quality, studio woodwork.
SWA and Carbatec have entered into a new sponsorship arrangement.
The arrangement with Carbatec is for SWA members with their wide range of skills to be involved in Carbatec’s program of in-store demonstrations. Demonstrations can be about techniques or the appropriate use of particular machinery.
As part of the arrangement, Carbatec is promoting members who are involved in leading the demonstrations, through their very extensive email and newsletter lists. For SWA members, the actual demonstrations also provide a great opportunity for promoting their woodwork businesses. It is especially worthwhile for members who teach woodcraft as it is a great way to let people know about their classes.
Past demonstration experiences have also lead to commissions for members.
So as with most of our sponsorships, the arrangement with Carbatec is proving to be a win situation for all – SWA, its members & their businesses, and of course Carabtec
If you would like to know more, or if any other members would like to participate, SWA’s contact is Peter Young, email: firstname.lastname@example.org