Woodmento's solid wood boxes with marquetry inlays are handcrafted in classic and contemporary designs and finished luxuriously using natural oils and waxes. We meticulously turn our original illustrations and designs into unique marquetry inlays using traditional and innovative techniques. We are passionate about creating functional and imaginative handmade boxes for all of your precious possessions.


Woodmento is a woodworking studio with George Brain and Gigi Potter at the helm, we relocated to County Fermanagh from Cape Town in 2022.

With strong family ties to the area, we settled in the beautiful Irish countryside to establish Woodmento, to create beautiful, handcrafted wooden boxes with marquetry inlays.

George grew up in his father’s woodworking business in Knysna in the Western Cape.  His early memories are of fine furniture and wooden boat building and this is where his passion for woodworking was formed.

He showed natural ability as a woodworker and after a 1-year full time apprenticeship with Rinzai Wood he attended the Cape Peninsula University of Technology to develop his skills further by obtaining a Diploma in Three-Dimensional Design.

After travelling in Europe and the United States, he returned to Cape Town and started a twenty-year journey in the film industry, building film sets on a range of feature films and television series.  Being a very sought-after film carpenter, it was a natural progression to start his own company, Faux Crafts with Gigi Potter, to specialise in more technical and intricate set builds and hero prop making.

Moving on from the film industry and to Northern Ireland, George’s love of drawing and craft are being applied at Woodmento, where he does all of the illustrations, woodwork and marquetry on our uniqque boxes.

In the future, we hope to collaborate with other artists, bringing their designs to our marquetry boxes.


Unit 1A Drumharvey Industrial Estate
Dromore Road
BT94 1JN


Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 08h00 – 17h00

Where to Buy My Work

Primavera Gallerywww.primaveragallery.co.uk 
10 King’s Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ

in klöverwww.inklover.co.uk
Hillsborough – The Corner House, 2-4 Ballynahinch Street, Hillsborough BT26 6AW
Moira – 92 A Street, Moira, Craigavon BT67 0LH
Marlow – 7 Liston Court, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL& 1ER

Stone Row Artisanswww.stonerowartisans.co.uk
2-6 Stone Row, Coleraine BT52 1EP

Omagh Craft Collectivewww.omaghcraftcollective.com
37 Market Street, Omagh BT78 1EE


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Nearly 30 years experience doing all kinds of woodwork. Contact us for any custom marquetry projects or corporate gifts.

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