Richard Henley

Richard Henley

Richard Henley

I have worked with wood professionally since 1978, serving an apprenticeship as a joiner and qualifying in 1982, while working in the boatbuilding industry, fitting yacht interiors. During this time I also worked in cabinetmaking workshops, producing traditional furniture from indigenous woods, in the Knysna/Tsitsikama area.

Furniture making became a passion and I left South Africa in 1982 for Rycotewood College in Thame, England, to do the City and Guilds of London advanced course in fine craftsmanship and design. A cabinetmaker by trade, I have spent most of my 40 year career in the Knysna area making furniture from our indigenous woods, combining traditional joinery techniques with contemporary design.

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