Gary Buckner, owner of STASH DESIGN, uses his immense knowledge of engineering and industrial design to create unique accessories, furniture and sculptures. Learn more about Buckner and STASH DESIGN:
When did STASH begin?
BUCKNER: February 2011
How long have you been a professional artist?
BUCKNER: Five years
What medium do you use?
BUCKNER: Reclaimed/reused/up-cycled materials/pallets
I use mostly metal and wood in my furniture and art pieces.
How would you describe your style?
BUCKNER: Most of my work is described as industrial or rustic.
What feeling do you hope you pieces evokes?
BUCKNER: I like to hope my pieces evoke creative feelings and thoughts outside the norm.
What is your artistic process?
I like to follow the flow of a project. I plan some, but always go with what looks best at the time.
How do you keep your art inspired?
BUCKNER: I would say I'm always looking for inspiring pieces from other artists and designers. I am also inspired by the materials I find and work with.
What other artists do you enjoy?
BUCKNER: Scott Horn (leather working)
William Baker (architect)
What made you decide to be a full-time artist?
BUCKNER: I don't think I had a choice. I believe in doing what you enjoy and I enjoy building, designing and seeing projects through to completion. I did not want a job so I became an artist.
What hesitations did you experience when you became a full-time artist?
BUCKNER: Having the confidence to put my work in the public eye and the inconsistent work and pay.
How important is it to market your work?
BUCKNER: It is the only way to sell your art. You have to seek out markets and create a market for your work. You have to find a way to make your pieces different and stick out in the market.