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About Howard Lucas

Designer Craftsman

I trained as a Designer Craftsman in the late 1970s at Rycotewood College in Thame, Oxfordshire, where I studied the practical aspects of furniture design and cabinet making under the tutorage of many of the country's leading designer craftsmen and women of the time.

 

I subsequently held a wide variety of senior roles in joinery production management, shop fitting, project, account & procurement management & consultancy. As result of these roles I have worked on a very wide and diverse range of high profile projects for various clients. These clients included some of the largest high street stores, such as M&S, Boots, Selfridges, Foot Locker & Per Una, public and private bodies including the British Library, BA Lounges, Canary Wharf, Kensington Palace Gardens and projects for the Maktoum Family.

 

Late in 2016 I decided to go back to my furniture making roots to continue exploring my long standing passion for wood and my appreciation of its changing natural textures, colours and grain patterns and to investigate how these could be enhanced through the application of simple sympathetic design, flowing lines and the use of colour.

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I’m also a believer and very passionate about up-cycling and enjoy the challenges presented in using salvaged and recycled timber and converting old, damaged & discarded items into new functional pieces.

 

My work follows several distinct paths;

  • Original design and making, either working to commission or making on spec and for exhibition,

  • Up-cycling whether this be using old timbers to make new pieces or taking elements of disposed items to create new functional pieces. 

  • Wood turning

 

 

Exhibitions

 

Courtyard Gallery

Stratford Garden Centre, Clifford Chambers, Stratford on Avon  (Gallery currently closed, but due to open a new sales platform details TBC)

 

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