Schroon Lake, Essex County
Adirondack Rustic Furniture Maker
One of the forerunners of the current rustic movement, Barry Gregson learned wood crafts and the ways of the woods at a young age, building lean-to’s of log and bark and later making crude furniture when on fishing trips. He embarked on a successful career as a stonemason, but always made rustic furniture on the side for his own home. He started making commissioned pieces in 1982 and for the past 25 years has been building furniture year round. Each piece, from tables and free-form wall cabinets to his distinctive chairs, is an original design created from natural bends, roots, burls, and hollows from the wild. An artist-in-resident at the Adirondack Museum, Gregson’s work resides in the permanent collections of many museums and has been widely published here and abroad.