We have Terry's chairs at our cafe in Thomaston. We are quite busy, probably 500 people have sat in them, and his chairs are as sturdy as the day he brought them. They are functional and aesthetic, a great combination. Thanks, Terry.
Terry Kelly’s handcrafted furniture pieces are representative of a type of craftsmanship and artistry that one rarely encounters on today’s market. His work reflects his vast knowledge of traditional furniture-making techniques, a dedication to the materiality of the objects he creates, and a desire to produce designs that remain true to their stylistic heritage, but that are also uniquely and completely his own. His pieces are simultaneously both functional objects and works of art.
Tara Morin University of Chicago
Can’ t tell you how much we enjoyed the tour of your incredibly gorgeous home and the beautiful furniture you have made. I think you may fail to appreciate the wonder us normal people feel when confronted with the things you can make.
Who doesn’t want the latest upgrade, the edgiest e-gadget, the most bells and whistles new thing? But every so often it’ s refreshing and reassuring to take a break to invest in something that’ s timeless and enduring---something of the earth and human hands.
That’ s when you can appreciate the beauty and utility of the wood furniture built by Terry Kelly. Respect for the tree and the forest as well as aesthetics that honor both the traditional and the modern are intrinsic in Terry’ s furniture.
Enrich your life by acquiring something that through its natural, hand-built qualities will restore your spirit.
Clare A. Exner