Bayley Wharton

Mt. Airy, NC | Exhibiting Since 1996

In designing wooden furniture, I have one simple rule; let the wood speak for itself. Design integrity begins with an honest approach towards materials and procession, and this means starting with high quality woods and letting their natural beauty stand out. I select woods for a project according to how and where they will be used within the object, and then use natural finishes rather than stains, so one can see the original color of the wood. Rather than adding unnecessary ornament, I use joinery and show process, as a way of showing how the piece was made or put together.