OCAD University
Katrina Tompkins
Faculty of Design

Area(s) of Expertise

Woodwork, Furniture Design


Katrina Tompkins specializes in custom furniture design and fabrication for residential and commercial use. She maintains her studio, Tinsel & Sawdust, in Toronto where she collaborates with various artists and designers to create installations, one-off commissions and designed interiors. Katrina was featured in 'Junk Raiders' (The Discovery Channel) for her work with sustainable and repurposed materials. She is commited to community projects, working with Public Displays of Affection, FOCUS Regent Park, and leading workshops through The Stop Community Food Centre with Sagatay Men's Shelter.


Furniture Studio, Craft & Design, Sheridan College      Oakville Ont.

Chair Fabrication, Anderson Ranch      Aspen, Colorado

Selected Exhibitions

2012: Come Up To My Room, The Gladstone Hotel

2011: PDA for Edmond Place, The Gladstone Hotel

2010: Urban Dusk, Relative Space

2009: IDS O9

2009: Ontario Craft Council

2009: TOAE

Awards \ Grants

The Sam Maloof Scholarship

Green Rooms Sustainability Bursary

Ontario Woodworks Design & Marketing Award

Selected Publications

Fine WoodWorking Magazine

Design Book Eight, The Taunton Press

500 Cabinets, Lark Books

Design Lines Magazine