Wood & Metal Furniture
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Directions: From the traffic light at the west end of AR62/412 (bypass) in Mountain Home, travel 2.3 miles west on AR62 and turn left (south) onto AR126 (across from the Kabota Dealer, Twin Lakes Farm & Lawn). Travel 4.4 miles to the 4-way stop. Continue straight onto BC59 for 0.8 mile and take the first right onto BC634. Travel 0.1 mile to the driveway on the left. Plenty of parking & turn-around space is available at the studio/home at the end of the lane.
Jared Kauffman finds continual inspiration in the native species of trees he works with, as well as the varied landscapes of Arkansas. “I try to let the natural beauty of the wood speak for itself,” he says.
Kauffman graduated from internationally renowned Savannah College of Art and Design in 2004, and he moved back to Arkansas in 2005 to establish his own design firm, JK Designs. “I specialize in incorporating curvilinear designs with a variety of materials to create functional pieces of art,” Kauffman says. “I love the contrast between a really rich piece of wood and then a steel or concrete base.” He works to incorporate into his art the beauty that he sees all around him.
He and his wife, Julie, enjoy rural life in Buford with their daughter Olive, their two dogs, Tucker and Cooper, their six guineas and their resident owl.