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 from Sturt Christopher has been focused on expanding his knowledge and gaining experience working with renowned woodworkers Leon Sadubin and Thirston Morris. He has also started working on his own range of contemporary furniture from Thirston’s workshop in Nowra. Now living in the Illawarra region, Christopher moved from Hampshire, England with his partner Laura, to Sydney in January 2009.