With The Artist: Aron of Facture Goods
Ever since finding Facture Goods through Instagram, I have been completely smitten. Truly, it was love at first sight. Aron is a multi-talented artist whose work combines practicality and uniqueness in the most beautiful way. Not only is his aesthetic on point, so are his prices. Aron prides himself on offering customers handcrafted goods that are affordable and functional; when looking at his creations, it's obvious to see the heart and skill behind it. From wooden utensils to hand-painted pottery dishes, Aron's work is constantly evolving and always outstanding.
I knew right away that I wanted to work with Aron for the first round of home goods. Together, we worked to bring you the essential kitchen spoon: a spoon with the perfect handle length for every cook's hand, a bowl deep enough to stir and scoop, and a rich walnut shade that lends itself to any home's decor. Aron even took things a step further by making each of the five spoons a little different from the next, changing up the brass details in subtle yet striking ways in order to create that one-of-a-kind feel. These spoons are only available in the Atelier, and only five have been made.
Below, Aron shares a bit more about himself and his work. Hope you enjoy!
How would you describe Facture Goods?
Facture Goods is a provisions line that focuses on handmade utensils and home goods.
How did you get started in the creative world?
I grew up in a family of tinkers, engineers and craftspeople who were always creating, growing food or working with their hands. One of my oldest creative memories is of the first "F" I ever received as a kid in kindergarten . . . instead of doing the vocabulary work I decided to cover the paper with drawings of circles and snails! I would say that that moment was really when I got started.
Later in life I would end up working with the company Anthropologie as a Senior Display Coordinator. I was lucky enough to travel around the country, opening stores and working with other amazing talents. I was always surrounded by home products...and just now realize how influential my time with them was.
What do you most enjoy about the work you do?
That I am my own boss . . . that the work challenges me to be as creative as I can . . . and that I get to push the limits of my materials.
What is the most difficult part about being an artist?
That awkward moment when you feel like you are trying to validate what it is that you do to others.
From where/whom do you draw your inspiration?
I am constantly inspired by the work of Martin Puryear and my Poet/Dr. husband John.
What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
My dear friend, and mentor at Anthropologie, Veronica once told me "Everything is fixable." It has stuck with me throughout my adult life...and I continue to say it almost daily.