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 at 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

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  

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

 

Andrew Reesor is a Toronto based woodworker and designer. From his studio he produces hand crafted commission furniture, small batch production projects and speculative pieces for exhibition. His process focuses on creating a collaborative relationship with his clients throughout the design process. his furniture has been published and shown across North America including ICFF in New York City and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. www.andrewreesor.com  

Andrew Reesor is a Toronto based woodworker and designer. From his studio he produces hand crafted commission furniture, small batch production projects and speculative pieces for exhibition. His process focuses on creating a collaborative relationship with his clients throughout the design process. his furniture has been published and shown across North America including ICFF in New York City and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.

www.andrewreesor.com

 

Photo Credit: Viara Mileva Photography Willa Murray is a maker and designer working primarily with leather, near Perth, Ontario. She has eight years experience managing, making, and designing with reclaimed materials in Toronto as co-owner of Mariclaro, a sustainable bag making company. In 2014 she started to learn the art of making shoes at the Chicago School of Shoemaking, and is now full time making sandals and desert boots, doing custom leatherwork, and teaching classes. A graduate of Heritage Carpentry at Algonquin College in 2009, she has recently been reunited with a love of woodworking and is dovetailing her favourite mediums together. Willa loves sharing knowledge and passion for making things with her hands. Her work reflects appreciation of the process and a desire for high quality, beautiful and functional pieces that can be used every day. www.willamurraydesign.com

Photo Credit: Viara Mileva Photography

Willa Murray is a maker and designer working primarily with leather, near Perth, Ontario. She has eight years experience managing, making, and designing with reclaimed materials in Toronto as co-owner of Mariclaro, a sustainable bag making company. In 2014 she started to learn the art of making shoes at the Chicago School of Shoemaking, and is now full time making sandals and desert boots, doing custom leatherwork, and teaching classes. A graduate of Heritage Carpentry at Algonquin College in 2009, she has recently been reunited with a love of woodworking and is dovetailing her favourite mediums together. Willa loves sharing knowledge and passion for making things with her hands. Her work reflects appreciation of the process and a desire for high quality, beautiful and functional pieces that can be used every day.

www.willamurraydesign.com

Vanessa Jackson is an artist, designer and fabricator based in Toronto. She creates custom furniture, objects and props using varying mediums. Working primarily in wood, metal & concrete, Vanessa aims to design functional sculpture. Ever since Vanessa has started making, she has also been instructing others about the love of craft. From being a studio technician to instructing workshops she loves to share her passion of handmade artifacts.   

Vanessa Jackson is an artist, designer and fabricator based in Toronto. She creates custom furniture, objects and props using varying mediums. Working primarily in wood, metal & concrete, Vanessa aims to design functional sculpture.

Ever since Vanessa has started making, she has also been instructing others about the love of craft. From being a studio technician to instructing workshops she loves to share her passion of handmade artifacts.