Fiona Kingdon studied Industrial Design, Craftsmanship and Furniture Restoration in the 90s.
She 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.
Now, 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.
No 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.
Fiona explores the imagery in the timber’s natural grain pattern and contrasts, or simply weaves the beauty of the wood into her designs.
Most content when at her saw, she is determined to skillfully make something beautiful and one of a kind.
Fiona uses a Hegner single speed scrollsaw ( a powered fret saw) and many hours of skill and patience.
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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