Sarah is a Canadian designer making furniture and furnishings in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Influenced by traditional joinery techniques, her work hybridizes the integration of wood and other materials in a modern interpretation. After studying Enviornmental and Furniture Design at OCAD University, she created her own practice as a Furniture Designer and Maker.
Sarah is a Artist in Residence at the Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, and a Woodshop Technician at Queen Elizabeth Community Centre, Oakville. She teaches woodworking to various age groups and abilities, from kids at summer camp to Woodturning for the Blind with the CNIB.
“Woodworking is an incredibly therapeutic and empowering skill that we are all capable of refining.” -Sarah Woods
Through Instagram, Sarah shares her endeavours as she learns and creates new things in the world of handcrafted design. Her one-of-a-kind pieces explore innovative ways to combine traditional craft with contemporary design.
Sarah’s goal for the future is to record demonstration videos that explain how to make her designs from start to finish. She loves to teach woodworking, and believes that “anyone willing is capable”.