Mark and Alison Rose

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designer maker Mark Rose with a console table of his design and making

Mark Rose (Porcupine Wood Design)

Making furniture most of his life, Mark Rose bases his designs on his interpretation of traditional pieces. Function, form and particularly attention to detail are important characteristics of his work. In 1999 Mark graduated from the Sheridan College School of Craft and Design (SOCAD) Furniture program and has since completed numerous private and commercial commissions in the Greater Toronto Area.

Mark was the recipient of the Best in Show Award at the Designer Craft 1998 exhibition and the Donald L McKinley Award presented by the Ontario Craft Council in 1999.

Alison Rose standing beside a display case with some of her workAlison Rose

Alison Rose designs and makes unique, practical and fun pieces in glass using many different hot, warm and cold glass working techniques. Some of her most popular pieces include bowls, door knobs, drawer pulls, framed wall art pieces, business card holders and jewellery.