“Over a period of ten years one person may buy, let us say, three or four coffee tables, each one probably costing more than the last. The person does not object to the cost, a market price on each table. He will buy, wear, and throw away, and then go and look for the next and the next. Now suppose we make this same citizen a table out of solid doussie wood that is oil-finished and will last for fifty years or more and grow beautiful as it is being used; that will give off a quality sound when a glass or cup is placed on it. This table costs no more than do any two factory-made tables. What? The person in question says, ‘It’s outrageous!’ Of late I have been trying to ask the question as firmly as I can, ‘Outrageous on what basis; in relation to what?'”
– James Krenov, “A Cabinetmaker’s Notebook”
About the Studio
Every piece built in the studio is designed and produced in the workshop located just outside of Picton in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. Working almost exclusively in locally-sourced solid wood, the studio brings the traditional techniques of fine furniture building together with a unique aesthetic style to produce pieces that cannot be found anywhere else. The workshop (year-round) and gallery (May to October) are open to the public.
To learn more about this unique approach to furniture design and construction, please visit How the Studio Works.
Awards and Shows
May 2012 – Heart, Hand, and Eye Gallery, Roberts Creek, British Columbia
May 2013 – Messler Gallery, Rockport, Maine
June 2014 – Art in the County, Picton, Ontario – Juror’s Choice
September 2014 – Design First! – 66 Gilead Distillery, Bloomfield, Ontario
September 2014 – Wood Objects – Perth, Ontario – Juror’s Choice and People’s Choice