Studio Woodworkers Australia (SWA) is a community celebrating craftsmanship. We support sustainability through the sensitive use of timber. The functional and beautiful objects we craft are designed to be passed through generations. Join us as either a client or a practitioner.


“Craftsmanship is a way of thinking and doing where humanity is in tune with nature, not working against it.”
Gaynor Strachan Chun, Craftsmanship Quarterly

Studio Woodworkers Australia Limited (SWA) was established to promote Australia’s finest designer makers and artists working in wood and the values that sustain makers for a life dedicated to studio practice, embracing a fine tradition of high craft that seeks to express the qualities of a living material, forming an holistic way to live.

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Latest Blog

Furniture Defines Home

This past year has seen most of us spending more time than usual at our homes. We have all come to realise how important our domestic space is. Furniture helps define the soul of a home. Thoughtful furniture is a...

08 Nov 2020


"Edge" is an exhibition of Accredited Members of SWA. 16 February to 29 March 2020 Sturt Gallery, Mittagong. The heartland of accepted practice is well defined, but new insights take place at the periphery.  This exhibition is an invitation to...

06 Feb 2020

AGM and Members Forum

Will Matthysen welcomed the 20 members to the AGM and Members Forum on 22 September. David MacLaren, proprietor of Bungendore Woodworks Gallery, was elected as a director of Studio Woodworker Australia Limited replacing Darren Fry . Members passed a resolution...

20 Dec 2019