Christopher Minturn is a co-director of the Jewellers Collective, the workshop division of Minturn Jewellery Ltd. From a very early age, Chris starting working for his father, Peter Minturn MNZM. Chris has held other positions in Customer Services, Photography and Sales. Later he joined Peter Minturn Goldsmith School Ltd as General Manager, where he contributed to the company's mission in delivering quality training in goldsmithing and jewellery. He has a passion for handmade crafts and loves to explore the connections that being creative brings. He enjoys offering tutelage in digital/SLR photography, which he has enjoyed for the past 22 years in the Adult and Community Education landscape, mostly at Rutherford College. He has lived in West Auckland for more than 30 years with his wife and two daughters.