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  • Meet the Team: Ian Towers

    We would like to introduce you to our team!  We continue our series with Ian Towers who began his apprenticeship in September 2016.   What did you do before starting as an…

  • Meet the Team: James Ryan

    We would like to introduce you to our team. Today we start with James Ryan, Designer – Manager.  James designs all the furniture made in the Barnsley Workshop.  He is in charge…

  • Open Saturday 21 October 2017

    We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to our last open day of the year. We will have a few recently completed commissions on display as well as commissions that are in…

  • Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design 2017

    We are showing three pieces at this annual exhibition of contemporary designer-maker furniture. On from 19th to 28th August at Thirlestaine Long Gallery, Cheltenham College, Bath Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7LD. More…

  • Woodland Heritage visit

    I was very pleased to welcome a visit to the workshop from Guy Corbett-Marshal the Development Director of Woodland Heritage and his colleagues Lewis and Belinda. It was very interesting for me to…

  • Open Saturday report

    We held our second Open day of the year on Saturday 3rd June, we were very fortunate with the weather and visitors were able to enjoy the garden. The day was well attended…

  • Frederick Parker Lecture 2017

    James Ryan is the Designer and manager at the Edward Barnsley Workshop, after joining the workshop in 1992 as an apprentice furniture maker.   The Frederick Parker lectures are an annual event…

  • Inspired 2017

    Inspired 2017   As well as holding our own Open Workshops we also exhibit our work at carefully selected events which represent the best in craftsmanship and design. Most recently we exhibited…

  • Open Saturday 3rd June 10am to 4pm

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  • Magdalen College 1971 Chair Commission

    In 1971 the Edward Barnsley Workshop undertook a commission for 52 chairs from Magdalen College, Oxford.  Magdalen is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford, standing next to the River Cherwell and has within its…