Fiona Kingdon Artist in Wood



Intricate hand cut, scrollwork landscapes, silhouettes, keepsakes and jewellery crafted from native and rescued woods.

No lasers, CNC, 3D printing or plywood here!

I am compelled to work with wood and I am at my most content when at my saw. In a world full of the mediocre and mass production masquerading as art and craft, I am determined to at least try to skillfully make something that’s beautiful and one of a kind.

I create art pieces suggested by the wood I find, the landscapes I love, their inhabitants, and their stories.

I don’t have a story of hardships overcome, or a quirky ‘brand Fiona’ to sell you, but if you want to know a little more..

I studied Industrial Design, Furniture Restoration and Craftsmanship in the 90s, but gave up my studies to get over some ill health and then bring up my lovely son. Then I fell into working with young people with additional needs and behavioural difficulties.

All along, I took sanctuary in working wood. Making chairs, guitars and cajon drums on the side and finally decided that I needed to get back to making full time. After a lifetime working with wood, I found my own way with the scrollworking discipline. I am very grateful for my husband’s support in making this possible.

We live in a terrace, near a noisy dual carriageway, with distracting, saddening, seemingly constant antisocial behaviour around us. I work out of a draughty shed in the garden, with minimal kit. The flower festooned cottages with country views and beautifully equipped studios that seem to be a staple of artists statements, are the stuff of my dreams. But I guess that’s where my work comes from too. 🙂


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