A Native of SD, Jerry Green grew up in the rural foothills and plains surrounding Rapid City. Living close to Mt. Rushmore and the beautiful Black Hills gave Jerry generous opportunities to experience nature in its many forms.
His love affair with wood took off in the early 80’s when he started making furniture for himself. In the beginning, his work was influenced by the Arts & Crafts designers, Gustav Stickney and the Greene brothers, but it wasn’t until the mid 90’s that his work began shifting from purely utilitarian towards artistic expression. “I hope to translate my thoughts into a form that is both pleasing to the eye and hand, while challenging my skill and artistic expression with each new creation.” Jerry says. Through his artistic mastery, Jerry now has pieces displayed not only in the US but also around the world.
“Mastering the lathe is not an easy task…but the journey there is infinitely compelling.”