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Ash & Plumb is a Sussex-based woodworking studio created by partners Barnaby Ash & Dru Plumb.


Born out of a desire to honour natural materials, we specialise in crafting sculptural forms and functional works from locally and sustainably sourced British timber through the traditional craft of woodturning. We live and work in our small workshop and home on the edge of Brighton near the South Downs with our Labrador-Retriever Alfie.


Dru is both designer and orchestrator at Ash & Plumb. 


As the son of a residential builder and interior designer, he has always had a fascination with creating beautiful functional living spaces.


With experience in the fashion and interiors industries working across PR, marketing and events, combined with time working with start-ups in financial technology and a talent for graphic design, he is uniquely qualified to ensure a smooth operation here at Ash & Plumb.

From branding, marketing and operations to ensuring not just the product but the entire customer experience is second to none, Dru is there, scrutinising every part of the process.


Barnaby is both designer and maker at Ash & Plumb. 


With a broad and unusual history of creative and practical experience, Barnaby has previously worked in the men's fashion industry as a stylist and writer, the mountain biking industry as a mechanic and sustainable trail builder, and the food industry as a maker of fermented foods.


This broad spectrum of life experience combined with a longstanding passion for woodworking has given him a uniquely creative perspective.


From the initial design concept and sustainable sourcing of raw materials to the final product, Barnaby is there every step of the way ensuring each piece is finished to the highest quality and standard.