Craig Tucker

This is our latest post in a series of featured makers. We are introducing our makers one at a time and giving you a bit of a behind-the-scenes story and insights to their practice. Today we would like to introduce:

Craig Tucker

First up. Who are you and what do you do?

Craig Tucker . Carver, Picture Framer

How and why did you get started (instead of getting a proper job like your mother told you)?

Was an Electrician, moved to Napier and decided to take the risk

What was the first thing you made?

A strip plank sailing dinghy

Who or what influences you or inspires you?

Aesthetically beautiful curves

What is your favourite part of making?

Having my own timetable. And being creative.

How do you market your business?

Facebook and multiple galleries around NZ

What tips do you have for others starting out in this game?

Be frugal and run a tight budget.

If you could gift one of your creations to anyone living or dead. Who would that be and what would you give them? Why?

My Mum

Do you have any new ideas on the drawing board?

Am starting a 7 foot tall Walnut carving for the Wildflower Sculpture Show

World Domination! How will you achieve it?

Keep working hard. A large body of work is the only way. Also be critical of your own work to improve.

What is next for you?

Carrying on working hard. Keep creating and showing.

Thanks for sharing your time and giving us an insight to your brand. We look forward to seeing your development and growth. Tucker Art can be found on Facebook and in-store at The Department of Curiosities and Fine Things in Napier, and other fine galleries and showcase spaces around New Zealand.