Jack has been working with wood in one way or another for most of his life. Having grown up on a wheat farm in western Kansas (during the “Great Depression” and the ”dirty thirties” ) he had the opportunity to whittle small figures from discarded oak slats from his fathers wheat combine. Since then, he has tried leather tooling, lapidary, and lost wax casting. He had gained a little experience turning wood in college , but the real love for turning started 1980 when he had the opportunity to attend a week-end workshop with a master wood turner, Bob Stocksdale. That was the turning point as to the direction he wanted to take to express his feelings toward the wonderful media of wood. Jack loves the textures and patterns he find in burl and spalted woods. On many of his pieces he incorporate feathers, metal leaf, and turquoise inlay.
Over the years he has had many pieces selected for juried shows and exhibitions.
he is a founding member of the American Association of Wood turners (#44). he also has membership in the following: Alabama Wood turners Association; Carolina Mountain Wood Turners; Southern Highlands Craft Guild; Mississippi Craftsmen’sGuild; Tennessee Association of Craft Artists; American Craft Council, and the Huntsville Art League.
Proudly calling Huntsville, Alabama home since 1957.
By: Jack Rogers