Finefolk is interested in contemporary regionalism;
we live in a community with a rich present day culture, stunning landscapes, unique architecture,
skilled manufacturers and fascinating histories.
Our work celebrates this.
Founder Katrina Tompkins is a furniture designer and maker, advocator of craft and educator.
Katrina has been making furniture for over a decade; her formal education in furniture design and fabrication began at the School of Craft and Design at Sheridan College and recently Katrina completed a Masters of Design degree at OCAD U. She has spent time apprenticing in the studios of renowned makers Michael Fortune (Ontario) and Mike Paterson (Newfoundland) and studied at craft institutions Anderson Ranch (Colorado) and Haystack Mountain School of Craft (Maine). Katrina is an active member of Craft Ontario and the PEC Arts Council, she exhibits work regularly and has been honoured to receive numerous awards including a Herman Miller Award, Lady Flavelle Award, Sam Maloof Scholarship, PEC Arts Council grant and many more. Katrina has taught furniture design and fabrication at the degree granting level at both OCAD University and Sheridan College.
She is grateful to call Prince Edward County home.
In an age of global culture, Finefolk seeks to bring us back to the local craftsperson,
to regionally sourced materials and regionally reflective wares.
Finefolk is all for sharing knowledge and skill building. Join us for workshops tailored to all skill levels. Interested in an intern position? Get in touch!
We are committed to working with local manufacturers and suppliers. We invite all inquiries and suggestions.
Thanks for your support!