Nick James is a highly skilled craftsman and an advocate of traditional woodworking techniques that are rare in contemporary practice. A machine can't pick up apiece of wood, study the flow of the grain or make a decision about how to use it.
Nick's passion for natural materials and intelligent design is central to his practice. He established his first class techniques whilst attending the country's leading furniture college, Rycotewood. Along with his team of expert makers, he uses time-tested methods of connecting pieces of wood by unbreakable joints and precise construction methods to create furniture that will last a lifetime.
Every piece is made by Nick and his team in his workshop at Mushroom Works in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Nick will be In the Window throughout November. A selection of his work is also available to buy online - find him under 'Makers' in the menu.