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Meet the Maker: Henri Bocxe,Woodworker

Posted 20.06.2023
Meet the Maker

Thin Line is the combination of my extensive experience in the graphic industry and my lifelong passion for woodwork. I decided to start crafting beautiful and useful homeware & gifts, flat packed for convenience, in their own unique packaging.

I want to make things that bring a smile, are fun, engaging to assemble, and versatile in their use. and my Coastal Wall Art Maps to be admired up-close.

What’s a typical day in the studio like for you?


Most of the time, I make sure that the Laser Machine is running, sometimes a layer takes about an hour to complete, and at that time, other jobs can be done, that needs a finishing touch, like packaging, painting, gluing, tiny blimey islands to be put on the exact location [believe me, a fisherman and boat owners will tell me that]
What do you like most about your work?


Bringing it all together, especially a new Coastal Map, I do a lot on the computer before the actual product is engraved and cut on wood, but once those layers are on top of each other, the visual makes it complete

What do you like least about your work?  


In a way, the cleaning of residue or sanding of a wooden product, but it’s all for the good in the end
What’s your favourite craft item in your home?


My Swallow made by Liam Butler Sculptures, it’s actually outside but admired from our home inside.

I want to make things that bring a smile, are fun, engaging to assemble, and versatile in their use.

Henri Bocxe

Thin Line

What other maker in your discipline do you most look up to?


Nobody in particular, I would appreciate any Laserwork crafter, just by noticing the work involved, the finishing quality, and the mind of the maker. I personally dislike the ‘obvious’ laser/engraving products.

What advice would you give someone who is considering this craft career?


Stay inventive and creative, sometimes you get great ideas from fellow traders or customers. and never give up, the possibilities are endless.
How do you start your day?


Walking dogs, my partner and I do dog boarding, and most days it could be a different dog or dogs.
What’s the first thing you do when you leave the studio?


Sit down for a coffee, and let the world pass by.
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