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Buckner's work

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)

Erica Felicella 

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. 


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