Tell us a little bit about your label (art) and what you do?

Chubba Art and Design crafts the two very different worlds of skateboarding and food together by making food serving boards from recycled skateboards. After over 15 years of collecting all of my old broken boards and running out of space to store them, I wanted to give them a new use. I’ve been known as Chubba all of my life due to my love of eating, so my first obvious thought was how could these old skateboards be applied to food. Eventually after much sanding and design tinkering, Chubboard food serving boards were created!


What inspires your work?Finding new ways to give discarded objects an interesting and different purpose.

What jobs have you done other than being an artist?Too many to list! I currently work as an arborist, so I’m always working with some form of wood throughout the day.

What memorable responses have you had to your work?Whilst attending the Redfern Night markets a few months ago, I had three elderly ladies pick up a Chubboard each and start spanking each other with them, that was pretty memorable!


One thing you can’t live without?Music and or avocados.

What gets you up in the morning?My alarm, way too early.

How would your best friend describe you in 3 words?A complete plonker.


What is the next skill you want to learn?Wood turning or oil painting.

What is your dream project?To build an eco friendly interconnected treehouse village back on the farm where I grew up in the UK.

Favourite or most inspirational place in Sydney?Anywhere by the water or surrounded by nature.


What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?Never buy cheap tools.

What advice would you give to new, aspiring Makers?

I feel as though I’m still a new and aspiring maker, so I feel I don’t have masses of useful advice to give except that whatever it is you do, make sure you love doing it!

And most importantly, what would your ultimate karaoke song be?Anything by The Stones.


Want more Chubba? | Facebook | Instagram

In store now at Work-Shop Makery – 106 Oxford Street Darlinghurst NSW