My Story

Thank you for taking the time to look at my website

Born and educated in England I have always had a passion for making things. When I left school I studied Art & Design at College and Photography at University. I arrived in New Zealand in 2005 with my suitcase and a passion to make this my home. I now live in Wellington with my partner and 2 sons and in 2011 we purchased our first home, which came with a workshop. This has given me the opportunity to rekindle my passion for the challenge, the emotions and the satisfaction of seeing the finished product.

The 21st century gives us the ability to look at things all around the world from the comfort of our homes.

I have spent many hours looking at things which have been made but not available in the shops. This gave me an idea, offer my skills as a designer/carpenter to the people of New Zealand at an affordable rate.

Robert Cookson Valley Craftsman

Since starting my adventure I have made stuff for the house, stuff for the kids, I have even made stuff for pets.

Some of the items have been that popular I have made them available to purchase at your convenience. If there is something I can help you with you can contact me in many wonderful ways. 

Give me a call on 01210767113, or look me up on Facebook. I am based in Lower Hutt, Wellington and cater for the Wellington region. But, a lot of my products can be shipped anywhere in NZ.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Robert Cookson
Valley Craftsman

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