John Wesley Williams - Renick, WV
Each piece I build has to be personally important and demand from me the highest level of aesthetic beauty and craftsmanship. An adherence to excellence along with a constant reevaluation of process and design can result in a piece such as the stand up desk - simply the end result of an evolution that takes place in my studio. Work that demands so much of me must have a design that goes beyond current fads and foibles and is equally enduring. Wood has been a part of mankind's existence from the very beginning. Other "ages", have come and gone but the wood age is permanent. My work not only embodies the inherent beauty of wood, but also its tactile nature. These pieces are for lovers of wood, who understand that true beauty must be felt. This is furniture that does not sit quietly against the wall, and must be petted.