About SFMA

The Scottish Furniture Makers Association is a membership body which promotes and supports independent furniture designers and makers across Scotland, celebrating their art, craft and creativity.
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We bring the work of our members to a wider audience, showcasing the beauty and diversity of furniture being produced in Scotland today. Our members are innovative, using the best of traditional and contemporary techniques and utilising a wide range of materials, from Scottish hardwoods to metal and glass.

Scotland has a rich and evolving history of furniture design and making. Our members work on a range of projects and commissions - from small products and bespoke pieces for the home, limited batch production and large-scale commissions for public and commercial spaces.


The Association’s annual exhibition, group shows and special projects provide opportunities for our members to promote themselves, their work and develop their business. These events encourage people to meet our members and see their work in person before buying or commissioning a piece of furniture.


Our website offers a digital platform where people can learn more about each of our individual members, explore a gallery of their work and make direct contact through their Members Page.


We maintain close links with Scottish Forestry and the Association of Scottish Hardwood Sawmillers and have built partnerships with a number of cultural and academic organisations, including Visual Arts Scotland, Craft Scotland, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, City Arts Centre and The Dovecot.

Run by its members for its members, the Scottish Furniture Makers Association brings together a creative community and provides a platform to showcase their work

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The Committee

The Association is run by a volunteer committee of appointed members whose responsibilities include finance, publicity, website & social media and the organisation of events, including the annual members’ exhibition. The Committee comprises a Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary and additional board members, elected at the annual AGM.

A regular flow of fresh ideas and new thinking is essential in order to maintain the interest and engagement of our members and audience. We encourage all members to join the committee at some stage in order to influence the decision-making process, share their creative ideas and help shape the future direction of the Association.

To find out more about getting involved and joining the Committee, contact Philip via our contact form.

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