Lawrence Wong is a native of Hong Kong. Lawrence graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth with his master’s degree in artisanry after studying under Professor Stephen Whittlesey. Lawrence grew up in Hong Kong watching his grandfather, a furniture-maker, and his father a woodworking instructor, build furniture by hand in his father’s workshop, chiseling out mortise and tenon by hand. But he never felt any ambition to be a furniture maker himself, instead he felt drawn to visual arts, graphic design and sculpture. Time, the realities of business and maybe even a touch of fate have brought Lawrence full circle back to the family business.