Art... Is to Artisan: The History of the Artisan Craftsman

Art is more than an expression. It is the spirit of what it means to be a true Artisan Craftsman. An Artisan, or Craftsman as some may suggest, is by definition a skilled professional that creates items that are functional or decorative in nature. Most Artisans reach the expressive level of creating true Art after many years of practicing their craft, and therefore become a Master Artisan Craftsman.

Our Journey Begins: Georgia Artisan

Continuing the traditions of early craftsmen, we believe that to produce true art it takes more than just a decision, but instead requires a focused passion of obligation to producing something timeless endued with character, quality, and the very soul of the artisan creator. Georgia Artisan is a Macon based boutique furniture manufacturer that employs furniture craftsmen from the Middle Georgia region. Formed out of the bonds of friendship, creativity, and consumer demand, Georgia Artisan is poised to become the nation’s premier provider of premium handcrafted, artisan furniture.

Sourcing: Forgotten Gems

100 years in the making, our material has a story of its own. There are hundreds of houses left to rot that sit boarded up in neighborhoods across Macon, Georgia. These blighted houses are usually mill homes from the 1930's that were often built cheaply and with material supplied by the mill. What this means to most is abandoned houses scattered about the city, but we see something completely different. We see a way to retell the story. We see rough cut timbers perfect for table tops or legs. And nothing makes us happier than to recover the wood and craft something for our customers.

About the Founder: Andrew Eck

A curious entrepreneur whose passion for the arts inspired a company that blends the traditions of historic manufacturing with the flares of modern industrial design. As one of the nation’s premiere young specialty manufacturers, Andrew Eck has worked tirelessly in his local community of Macon, Georgia to build an organization that supplies local and national demand for premium artisan furniture. As a local business leader, Andrew utilizes his passion for creation to lead various organizations throughout his community ranging from Music to Public Education.
To create sustainable artisan crafted furnishings that speaks to the soul of the sophisticated consumer by exporting the history, culture, and experience of the South. Tasteful designs, timeless furnishings.
Georgia Artisan

Giving Back

Thanks to the hard work from the Georgia Artisan Team, Andrew is able to serve in multiple areas around his local community. Currently Andrew serves in the following capacities:

-Chairman of SparkMacon, a community startup space that allows ideas as crazy as reclaimed furniture to grow into realities.

-Vice Chair of Small Business on the Macon-Bibb Chamber Executive Committee in hopes to continue making Macon a better place to do business.

-Board member for Macon StartUp Week, a community celebration of entrepreneurism

-Manager of the Capricorn Incubator, a community music incubator