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about

 

 

Our aim is to provide unparalleled joinery products and services, at competitive prices. Customer satisfaction is key to this aim: we will not rest until the customer is completely happy with their investment. We believe this is demonstrated by our numerous positive testimonials, and by our record of finished products.

 

We understand the many challenges involved in planning and commissioning joinery work, and therefore do everything we can to minimise disruption for the client. We pride ourselves on our tidiness and meticulous attention to detail, and hope to make the whole experience as enjoyable for the client as it is for us.

Marek Sullivan (Co-Director)

 

Rosefinch is co-directed by Marek Sullivan, a joiner and furniture maker with over 10 years' experience in the trade.

 

Marek carried out a traditional five-year joinery and furniture-making apprenticeship between 2003 and 2009 with Make Designs Ltd., a manufacturer of prestige joinery and bespoke furniture based in Sheffield. He then entered higher education, completing a BA at the University of Bristol, followed by a

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Master's and PhD at the University of Oxford, while continuing to work for clients in his spare time. He returned to full-time work with a position at Wessex Joinery in 2018, first as a Bench Joiner, then as Production Manager from 2021 to 2022.

 

Marek is also a writer, painter and art critic, with published essays in Frieze, Poetry Review, Oxonian Review and The Art Paper. In 2021-2022 he completed a six-month writing residency with Jerwood Arts, during which he advocated for greater inclusivity of working class people in the arts, with a particular focus on the relation between joinery, theoretical language and contemporary fine art. His essay 'Class Criticism' is available here.

Arabella Sullivan (Co-Director)

Arabella oversees the administrative side of the company. Having recently completed a research fellowship at the University of Exeter, she is continuing to work on a book about her favourite author, William Golding, alongside this new role at rosefinch which allows her to put into practice her passion for heritage and the continued relevance of historic, traditional skills and crafts. She looks forward to providing timely support over the telephone or by email at every step of your project.

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