Miles Lawton Gracey

Miles Lawton Gracey

About The Artist

Miles Gracey • Paso Robles, CA

I use the language of furniture to translate sculptural forms into usable objects. I look to activate one's encounter with furniture while still maintaining an emphasis on craftsmanship. It is playful and curious and engages with all the senses.


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Q&A with the Artist

Tell us how your work is made.

I describe my process as composing rather than constructing and it feels more akin to music than design. I do not build from a plan, nor do I have a clear expectation; rather, the work grows from itself through each choice and variable. It makes the work much more challenging, however it also keep it responsive and engaging.

What makes you passionate about the medium you work with?

Wood is sensitive, unforgiving, inflexible, and constantly moving. I do enjoy the challenge to make it sing.

What is something unique about you or your practice?

I hope the work affects the person as much as the person effects the work.