Sculpture Wood Work

Chris Wickenden is originally from Greenwich, London, UK, moving to New Zealand 16 years ago.  He is a qualified Zookeeper, and worked at ZSL London Zoo for 13 years.

His hobby has been woodworking for a long time. He is self taught but gained some knowledge from my father who, although totally blind, was also a hobbyist woodworker.

Wooden boxes and fully lined jewellery boxes are his main passion. He uses both native New Zealand and exotic timbers either in solid form or as veneers, commercially bought or made by himself.

All of his jewellery boxes are lined with a faux suede so no tarnishing of silver will happen. He loves to let the beauty of the timber show and use a hardwax oil for protection from daily handling.