|Fiona Kingdon makes unique scrollwork suggested by the wood she finds, the landscapes she loves, their inhabitants, and their stories.
She lives in land locked Northamptonshire, but with Cornish and Shetlandic roots she treasures trees, open spaces and most of all the sea.
She studied Industrial Design, Craftsmanship and Furniture Restoration in the 90s, but putting her creativity aside for a few years, she dedicated time to family and supporting with young people with behavioural difficulties, but couldn’t be kept from making chairs, guitars and custom cajon drums as a side line.
She depicts landscapes and ideas through intricate scrollwork cut in reclaimed and native timbers exploring what imagery the timber offers up, or simply weaving the beauty of the wood into her designs. She also loves to use veneers to create sculptural lighting inspired by natural forms.
In her first year she was pleased to be accepted as a member of the Northamptonshire Guild of Designer Craftsman and has work exhibited in several galleries countrywide.
She has the wood bug, always has a project simmering, and needs to create beautiful things.