A Unique Shopping Experience at the Greenbrier's Art Colony Retail Shops - Part 5, Gibson's Gallery

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A Unique Shopping Experience at the Greenbrier's Art Colony Retail Shops - Part 5, Gibson's Gallery, an Innovative line of heirloom-quality accessories of solid brass and precision-inlaid stone.


Gibson signFor the past 30 years, a single compelling theme has been the focus of David and Suzanne Gibson's designs - the beauty of stone.  Often working in collaboration with other American master craftsmen, including blacksmiths, stone cutters, woodworkers and graphic artists, the Gibson's have over seen the creation of furniture, jewelry, original boardgames, and mineral presentations seen in no other galleries in the world.


Special - and unexpected - projects in petrified wood, agate and other fine exotic stones are always in production in their expansive art colony studios.


Suzanne GibsonDavid is a gemologist and Suzanne is a jeweler.  While visiting the gallery Suzanne, a bead stringer, was designing and making a necklace for viewing by guests.  David is originally from Minnesota and Suzanne from Beckley, WV.  They met in West Virginia and have lived in Lewisburg for 30 years.


When you first walk into the gallery there are many rooms with display items from petrified wood furniture, stones of many shapes and sizes, jewelry, and so much more. This part is the main showroom. Going up the stairs you walk by the production areas.  In 1990, the Gibson's added this workshop area to the original gallery to have products on site where customers can watch the productivity of item(s) being made. 


There are two workshops.  Inside is a large workshop area located downstairs with glass windows at the top so customers/guests can watch the work in process.  Outside is a cutting area/workshop surrounded by trees that's the perfect setting to work. The outside workshop is where saws are used to slice and cut stones down to shape and cabochon.




Also located in the back of the gallery is the Fine Jewelry Studio where I talked with Marty Schaerer, Master Goldsmith and Sarah Glotfelty, Jeweler.  They both work with gemstones from all around the world.  Bill Thompson, another artisan in the gallery, makes puzzles using copper and silver.

The Gibson's Gallery represents various art by painters from Moldavi in Eastern Europe, as well as local artists.

Besides the Greenbrier shop, the Gibson's opened a retail store at the Broadmoor Hotel in May 2009.

Gibson's has an innovative line of heirloon-quality accessories of solid brass and precision-inlaid stone.  Below are some of the unusual items on display:


Fly Fisherman's TableThis photo depicts a Fly Fisherman's Desk. It is one-of-a-kind work center for the fly tying enthusiast.  Quarter-sawn oak, walnut, and African burl with inlaid of Diplomystus dentatus fossil fish; (Green River Formation, Wyoming.) Eocene Epoch, 50 million years old. Priced at $14,500.












Art display from Brooklyn BridgeThis photo depicts an unique accessory item ..... it is part of the original Brooklyn Bridge, Circa 1880.  It consists of two pieces.... one of the collars and a piece of the cable from the bridge.


Table made from parts of Brooklyn BridgeThe base of this glass top table is also made from the bridge cable. For both pieces the price is $25,000.








petrified wood table

This petrified wood table is from a tree in Arizona, the Araucarioxylon, from the Triassic Period (240 million years ago) Hand-forged base by Jeff Fetty (a WV craftsman)  priced at $7,900.






Rockhounds, a new table game

new table game

This table game is very unusual.  David Gibson started designing the game in 1995 and it was completed in 2009.  Rockhounds an original entertaining family board game was conceived and produced in the Gibson studio.  There are no plastic pieces, all are made from fine stones and wood. Price for the game is $75.00.



Gibson's Gallery

Artist Colony at The Greenbrier Hotel
300 West Main Street
White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986

Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Phone: 304-536-3437


Looking for a gift for the person who has everything, then checkout Gibson's Gallery, you will find wonderful and unique items, fine jewelry and some very unique puzzles.




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This is the 5th of the eight retail stores located at the Art Colony Shops at The Greenbrier.  Previous posts:


Mackenzie-Dow Fine Furniture

Joseph Mendel, Furniture Maker

Virtu Studio Gallery

Atlantis Leather







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Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty 916.408.5500 - Roseville, CA
Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments

Rebecca, there sure are some treasures at Gibson's Gallery...that Fly Fisherman's Desk is truly unique with the inlaid fossil fish...WOW!!! What a perfect shop to find amazing gifts for those people who seem to have "everything"! :)


Sep 29, 2010 04:20 PM #1
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Leilani, truly treasures can be found at Gibson's.

Sep 30, 2010 04:25 AM #2
Charles McDonald®
Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner

I bet that is a great place and you did a very nice job presenting it

your friend in Charlottesville

Sep 30, 2010 07:25 AM #3
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Charles, thank you!

Sep 30, 2010 08:56 AM #4
Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

Great photos and great post! Caught a typo in the headline, and could help with SEO heirloom. 'm' rather than 'n'.

Have a wonderful evening!

Sep 30, 2010 11:22 AM #5
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Vickie, thanks for stopping by, and  for the headups on the typo.

Sep 30, 2010 02:07 PM #6
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK


You never cease to amaze me on the local artisans and talent that you have at your fingertips to share with us.   This one tops so many with the variety of offerings, medium, and style. 


Sep 30, 2010 03:13 PM #7
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Judi, thank you we have so many artisans in this area, and I am learning them all.

Sep 30, 2010 03:58 PM #8
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