Thomas Morton discovered his woodworking gift in high school shop class. "Some kids did band or football," he says. "I did Shop."
In the late 1980's, he, along with his wife/partner and best critic, Joanne, established Morton Fine Furniture Inc. "I left the family land surveying business to follow my dream," he recalls. His wife Joanne says, "I had a sense of his talent, and life is short."
His designs are clean and emphasize the simplicity and elegance he grew up with in beautiful Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
"My work is not so much just Frank Lloyd Wright. It’s more a little Gustav Stickley, Harvey Ellis, Greene & Greene, Roycroft, and today's Moser, Nakashima, Krenov, and Maloof — all wonderfully creative people."
Thomas searches diligently for extraordinary woods native to the Appalachian Mountains, going directly to the saw mills and dry kilns native to the area. Good design, quality workmanship, traditional joinery, and meticulous finishing techniques all bring his furniture to life.
His greatest strength is matching the natural wood's color and grain pattern to maintain balance. Like assembling an intricate puzzle, wood selection is a meticulous process that fuels his passion and shows in every piece of unique furniture he creates.
His work encompasses an impressive list of accomplishments, accolades, locations, and clientele. Thomas was designated as a Heritage Craftsman of Lancaster County.
Thomas considers himself a simple woodworker. Yet, his stunning pieces raise the spirits of the beholder as would a fine work of art.
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