John Eric Byers is an artist, designer, and craftsman who painstakingly hand-tools wood to create geometrically inspired pieces that are minimal, emotional, and modernly refined. A former student of Wendell Castle, John’s work is guided by a purity in form, surface texture, structure, and respect for use of materials. As noted by Grace Glueck in the New York Times " The carved, patterned surfaces add considerable interest to his simplified forms, as does his exquisite attention to detail."
Heralded as a leading American artist working in wood, permanent collections include the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. Numerous awards include the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award and inclusion in the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Arts