Christopher Neal is a Designer/Maker creating original and custom fine furniture and timber home wares.
Christopher studied Fine Furniture Making and Design at Sturt School for Wood in 2015 where he was awarded the Studio Woodworkers Australia ‘Emerging Professional Award’ in recognition of high levels of excellence in designing, making and creativity in woodworking. Awarded by Phoebe Everill on behalf of Studio Woodworkers, the award was judged by David Upfill-Brown and Neil Erasmus. The year at Sturt marked the beginning of a new adventure, a complete career change and a fantastic start to living the dream we all have of loving what we do.
Since graduating Chris has worked with renowned woodworkers Leon Sadubin and Thirston Morris. Currently working out of Thirston’s workshop in Nowra, Chris enjoys creating one of a kind commission pieces and also designs and makes his own range of contemporary furniture. His pieces combine simple modern design with precise detailing providing function and form in equal measure making his work not only something to be used in the heart of your home but also to be admired for generations.
Chris also takes pride in exhibiting his work and was selected to appear as part of Studio Furniture 2018 – a landmark exhibition of work by leading designers at Bungendore Woodworks in partnership with Australian Wood Review.
Chris’s pieces can often be found at Bungendore Woodworks Gallery and at the Sturt Gallery, Mittagong.