fiona Kingdon working

Meet Fiona Kingdon, an artist with a scrollsaw and a shed!

Fiona Kingdon studied Industrial Design, Craftsmanship and Furniture Restoration in the 90s.

Fiona KingdonShe then dedicated time to family and supporting young people with behavioural difficulties, but couldn’t be kept from working wood. Making chairs, guitars, lighting and cajon drums.

bee - fiona kingdon

fox and ferns hand cutNow, Fiona works in native and rescued timbers. Over many hours of hand cutting with a scrollsaw, intricate landscapes, silhouettes and keepsakes emerge from the wood.

sheep to shore

earth sea skyNo work is perfect, nor is it able to be reproduced endlessly at the click of a button. Fiona pushes real woods beyond what is possible with laser or CNC techniques in plywood, creating unique, one off pieces, in sympathy with the wood she finds. Hand cut and unique with no two pieces the same. Her prices reflect the complexity of the design and the scarcity of the piece of wood.

bramble hare

entwined lovers

Fiona explores the imagery in the timber’s natural grain pattern and contrasts, or simply weaves the beauty of the wood into her designs.

corvids Fiona Kingdon

 

In search of a saga Fiona KingdonMost content when at her saw, she is determined to skillfully make something beautiful and one of a kind.

breakers

Fiona uses a Hegner single speed scrollsaw ( a powered fret saw)  and many hours of skill and patience.

Fiona Kingdon in her workshop

We are delighted to be showcasing a great range of pieces by Fiona Kingdon for our Spring season so pop in soon to see these beautiful, hand cut, sculptural pieces of art. Watch Fiona working on her Hegner scrollsaw fretsaw:

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