The Artists

Taimi Barty

Taimi Barty

Designing and building wood furniture makes me happy. My approach to the work begins with defining the purpose, or function, of the piece. I then build a mock-up to refine the ideas and to establish the right volume of the piece. Sometimes I have the specific plank for the project in mind before I begin the work; while other times I drive across the country side visiting various lumber yards on a quest for the right wood. Once I actually begin working with the selected woods, however, it seems the design and form of the piece transforms again as the grain and physical parameters of the wood and my ideas merge. It used to worry me that I was not adhering to the original design, but now I expect and enjoy the fluid balance between form and function. My woodworking shop is my favorite place to be and I invite anyone who is interested to visit.

email: taimi@woodjointstudio.com

url: http://woodjointstudio.com