What is Studio Woodworkers Australia?

Studio Woodworkers Australia (SWA) is a national organisation dedicated to promoting fine woodwork and supporting professional designer makers and artists working in wood. Founded in 2011, it comprises both Accredited Members and General Members. This website provides a portal through which prospective clients can find SWA Accredited designer/makers whose work is characterised by unique designs, individuality and quality. For further information about commissioning that special piece go to ‘Directory of Makers’ and ‘How to Commission’.

Buy directly from our members

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.

Commission a member

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.

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.

What does it mean to be an SWA Member?

Accredited Members

Accredited Members have been peer-assessed to the highest standards through a stringent application process. This means they 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 Accredited Member Gallery.

General Members

General Members are professional designer/makers who have not yet submitted to the accreditation process.

Latest News

New exhibition “Edge”

EXHIBITION We are delighted to announce that SWA will be having another exhibition titled EDGE at Sturt Gallery in February 2020. The exhibition is open to all Accredited Members as well as General Members in collaboration with an Accredited Member. The exhibition...

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New Accredited members

Congratulations to Kanun Onsel, Ruth Thompson and Christopher Neal who have become Accredited Members of SWA. Each participated in collaboration with an Accredited Member in Chatoyance an exhibition of SWA members at Sturt Gallery in Mittagong in April 2018.

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AGM and members meeting

AGM AND MEMBERS MEETING The next AGM and Members Meeting will be held on Sunday 22 September at 11 am at Heartwood Creative Workshop 1A, Building A, 10 Carrington Road Marrickville NSW. Refreshments to be served. All welcome.

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