Gary Woods

Gary has been working wood for over 30 years. What began as a hobby making blanket chests and rocking horses for family members then became part of his home improvement business, offering clients custom built-ins, mantles, tables, and entertainment centers. Wanting fine furniture for his own home, Gary has custom-made most of the furnishings enjoyed by his wife Kristi and their two daughters.

Now retired from the home improvement business, Gary enjoys trying new ideas and is ever learning new techniques. He finds inspiration in geometric shapes and the graceful lines of Asian furniture. Not wanting any piece of wood to go to waste, Gary transforms would-be scraps into beautiful and affordable gifts. Currently he creates a wide range of bud vases, ikebanas, and wooden boxes using mostly Virginia hardwoods such as maple, cherry and walnut. His work is fresh and modern yet highlights the comfortable warmth of wood. Each handcrafted piece exemplifies his love of functional art and contemporary design.

In addition to C’ville Arts, Gary’s work is available at the following galleries:

Earth, Fire, and Spirit Pottery – Lexington, VA

Blue Ridge Artisans – Sperryville, VA

Matrix Gallery – Blacksburg, VA

2nd Helpings Gallery – Roanoke, VA

Hours:
Thurs 11–5
Fri 11–5
Sat 11–5
Sundays 12–5
Address:
118 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 972–9500
C’ville Arts offers a tremendous range of crafts and art, including decorative & functional objects for your home & garden, wearable art such as jewelry and scarves, organic balms, photography, paintings, sculpture, and more. As a cooperative, we work together to operate the store, helping keep our art affordable. Visitors are able to meet and chat with the artists who are on duty each day. C’ville Arts has become a popular place to find unique gifts for all occasions and locally made mementos for visitors to our area.
The Gallery is honored to be a part of the Virginia Artisans Trail Network, specifically the Monticello Artisans Trail.  “Choose from the many creative excursions and activities available as you plan your trip to Virginia!  The Artisan Trail Network will help you navigate a unique adventure.  We invite you to explore the byways and back roads, visiting craft artisan studios, agri-artisan gardens & farms, wineries & breweries, galleries & craft related venues, local businesses & eclectic shops and historical & cultural points of interest.”  The Gallery was recently featured in a video produced for the Virginia Artisans Trail Network.