Timothy Coleman was an apprentice to a master furnituremaker in Seattle, then studied for two years with James Krenov at the College of the Redwoods. In 1989 Coleman established his first independent studio in Western Massachusetts where he has been designing and building furniture ever since.
"My furniture is fully functional but also highly sculptural. It is often described as poetic, graceful, and exquisitely detailed. While I have a solid foundation in classical furniture making and design, I enjoy experimenting with forms, patterns and textures to create unique contemporary pieces. I frequently use marquetry, parquetry, thick veneer tiles, low relief carving and embossing to create richly textured and patterned surfaces. I am inspired by the decorative pattern work of cultures around the world, particularly from the Middle and Far East." Timothy Coleman