Aaron Sanchez has been working with wood for most of his life. He started at the age of 13 as a carpenter's assistant to his father, Andy Sanchez, in a multimillion dollar home. This home was being finished by a group of carpenters with a reputation for being some of the best in the country. The home required extreme attention to details, more like a piece of furniture than a house. They spent five years doing the finish work alone, holding themselves to a very high standard. Because of his introduction to the highest standard of quality, Aaron has always strived for quality in every piece that he creates.
For the following 20 years, working as a team with his father, Aaron greatly developed his skill in wood working and inlay. They achieved great success in the western rustic furniture market. Their furniture has been enjoyed all over the world. Many awards and media articles have been achieved and written of them. They were some of the first artists to start the inlay of turquoise in furniture. Now, they have increased their medium to include many types of semiprecious stones and marbles.
As Aaron has worked on the many furniture projects, he has often had opportunity to create sculptures with the left over pieces of wood. This started as just a hobby of sorts but was quickly received as incredible art pieces. As his skill increased in sculpting, he quickly saw that he was born to sculpt and create. Aaron's passion to sculpt has led him to many more designs. "I love to tell stories with the wood and stone." Every piece that he makes has a story and is unique. The pieces that he creates are individual because he uses the wood to design the shape and function.
"It is an incredible thing to watch a sculpture come alive from just a block of wood or an old log"