Meg Bye is  a woodworker and sculptor working in Seattle, WA. 

Meg is the founder and principal artist at Knot and Burl Studios. She specializes in contemporary furniture and custom architectural sculpture, working in plaster, gold leaf, wood, natural fibers, metal and light. 


Creating objects and spaces is more than a job for me –– it's a calling. I believe hand-crafted artisanship is a discipline connecting makers over generations. My grandfather was a woodworker and I'm proud to be part of that  lineage. I think of my pieces as contemporary heirlooms and my practice as the latest expression of an ancient craft.

                 - Meg Bye

Bye has completed several educational public art installations and been exhibited in Boston, New York, Chicago, Seattle and Los Angeles. 

Knot and Burl was started by artist Meg Bye in 2014 in Seattle, WA.

Meg likes to describe the work we make at Knot and Burl as,

"the place where sculpture and architecture meet." 


Throughout the year we hone our collection to provide ready to purchase highest quality furnishings and functional art. 


The other service we offer is our Customization Packages. Customization involves working one-on-one with Meg to design custom work(s) designed and fabricated specifically to transform your individual space. As Meg works in a wide range of 3D materials her favorite thing is to think outside the box - to push for innovation and exceptionalism.


I am always most pleased with the work created through collaborative customizations. Each project brings new challenges and opportunities. It is the unique restrictions or a space or need that drive the

most innovative results.


Please reach out to me at any time with thoughts or questions. 



     Meg Bye

     Founder, Principal Artist 

     Knot and Burl Studios 


Products produced by Knot and Burl are 100% Hand Crafted by artisans in the United States of America. 

Knot and Burl does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status

photo credit E. Eddy