Inkuni Crafts

Nollie Uitenweerde

Stall 69

Fine turned-wood items

       Contact me at:

Phone:     028 284 9234

Cell:          083 290 7580 or 083 302 3363




I specialise mostly in wooden pens and pencils and trinket boxes. I also craft other general wooden items such as clocks, coasters and beads. I use mostly African timber and a lot of the timber I use is recycled wood.



Having been a fitter and turner by trade, turning has always been my passion. I am now retired and settled in the nice country town of Botriver in the Western Cape. I get special joy from working with wood so in 2011, I decided to start crafting pen and pencils out of wood. In between making pens, I saw a trinket box somewhere and was fascinated by its unusual shape. I just had to start making trinket boxes of my own.


As a long-time lover of wood, I have always found it difficult to throw leftovers away and from these I started making small items such as beads.


Special tools are needed to make the variety of wooden products. And of course, turning and sawing of the timber requires special skills and experience. Great care is taken to make sure that the products are of the highest quality and so a good deal of time is spent on the finishing touches.


I handcraft all my items myself without any assistance. My wife handles all the information and admin side of Inkuni Crafts and my daughter takes care of sales. It is great teamwork within the ideal family business.


"The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium."
Norbet Platt




Last Updated 19 September 2018 14:45