Jory is like the Steinbeck of modern woodworking. His pieces come to life with a fusion of new-fashioned creativity rooted in classic, mid-century sensibilities.
Growing up among generations of woodworkers and craftsmen, Jory Brigham discovered his own creative voice at an early age. Built on top of a philosophy that opts for hand tools and raw materials over a more industrial, mechanized approach, each piece that Jory designs gives credence to this classic approach and it’s because of this approach that no two pieces can be exactly identical.
Jory’s craft displays his patience and restraint as much as his creative license. A perfect piece of wood may lay idle for weeks as Jory meditates on the shape and form of the material, sometimes making a single cut at a time while waiting for the vision to come to him. “In my approach, I allow the material to dictate what the outcome of any particular piece of furniture will be. I don’t want to ruin a piece by putting too heavy of a hand on it. You’re going to get something with a lot of personality and soul.”
Furniture that borderlines the functional and aesthetic, Jory aspires to build pieces that evoke conversation and are shared from generation to generation.
“Success, for me, is knowing I’ve done everything possible to give each piece a voice and it’s own personality”- Jory Brigham