Aaron Gibbons is a local custom furniture maker in Winston-Salem with woodworking and metalworking shops in the nearby town of King. He creates sculpture and functional art with a passion to bring out the natural beauty in an object or material.
Aaron has a bachelor’s degree in art with a concentration in sculpture and a teaching license from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He began his professional art training at Surry Community College and at Sawtooth School of Visual Arts.
Process & Materials
When it comes to selecting high quality materials for wood furniture, Aaron prefers distinctive grain patterns and colors, including walnut, ash, and ambrosia maple. He enjoys working with live edge wood, leaving the organic sides of the log to balance the wood’s primitive outer characteristics with its sleek, polished wood grain. With locally sourced materials, salvaged wood, and custom milling, Aaron can acquire exactly what he wants out of a tree. Large cuts from a log are perfect for creating live edge furniture, but even the small cut-offs and scraps are often used to make stunning and functional items for your home or business.
Behind The Logo
Why a robot? Like most ideas, it started with a sketch. But it quickly came to represent Aaron’s approach to art—mechanically-minded & process-driven. It’s a nod (and a wink) to some of his other art, where he plays with the tension between functional and nonfunctional art by creating sculptures from old technology, electronics, and other found objects. At the same time, it’s fun; it doesn’t take itself too seriously, reminding us that art—whether it’s for display or everyday use—is about joy.