Like many designers, Heidi Earnshaw's love of making things began with hours spent stacking and unstacking bricks in the Lego village of her childhood. Her work as a furniture maker lies and the intersection between traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design. Always inspired by the beauty and versatility of wood, she is happy to share in the delights of new techniques, a well fit joint or a perfectly resolved object.  

www.heidiearnshawdesign.com

Carey Jernigan came to woodworking from architecture and fine art. She enjoys the careful process of furniture making and has grown her skills over four years at Heidi Earnshaw Design. As an artist, she's interested in the history of work and the material objects that industry, environments, and social systems leave behind. As a teacher, she loves to share in the simple pleasure of learning to make things by hand.

www.careyjernigan.com

Peter Coolican is the founder and principal designer of Coolican & Company, Toronto's first small batch furniture company. His mandate is to apply new and traditional building techniques to create contemporary furniture of uncompromising quality. His award winning work can be found in residences, commercial establishments, and offices across North America, including the office of Canada’s Governors General at Rideau Hall. Peter holds a BA from McGill University and is a graduate of Rosewood Studio’s Craftsman Program.

www.coolicanandcompany.com

Nathan Clarke is a Toronto-based furniture maker and designer. He creates work that fits a contemporary context while honouring the traditions of his craft. He is a graduate of the Furniture – Craft+Design program at Sheridan College, and has been an instructor at the Center For Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. Through exhibitions in Toronto and the United States his work has garnered attention, leading to several awards as well as press during events like the Toronto Design Offsite Festival.

www.nathanclarkestudio.com

Don Willms studied fine art and architecture then went on to have a career in woodworking and house renovation. He is now a tech teacher at a Toronto high-school: teaching woodworking, computer technology, robotics and auto mechanics.

Simon Ford is a Toronto-based designer and maker who produces furniture and functional objects. He was introduced to furniture design as an apprentice to Heidi Earnshaw and has since studied at Sheridan College’s School of Craft and Design and launched a design studio of his own. He has been the recipient of several awards and accolades for his work and garnered press in such publications as the Globe and Mail, Azure, and International Architecture and Design. Prior to his venture into furniture design, he received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph and worked for multiple Toronto-based landscape architecture firms on a wide-range of projects. His experience as a landscape architect continues to inform his current design work.

www.simonfordstudio.com