The artist and artisans represented at Green by Design have a passion for their work and the material they work with. You have to see them at work and hear them talk about each of their piece of art to understand how they put not only their skills but also their soul and thoughtfulness into every creation.
Jerry Kermode is a full time artist and artisan working out of his studio in Sebastopol, California with his partner and wife, Deborah.
Jerry developed an early fascination with form and function watching and riding the waves in Huntington Beach, California. During childhood summers he built small boats to skim tidal flats and surf small waves. Since then he has shaped surfboards, boats, world-class sailboard centerboards and houses consistently bringing forms from the sea to this work.
Light is the single strongest design element to evoke feeling. I use light together with the materials, shape and color of a decorative luminaire to create an art piece that reflects a specific and special sense of space.
Pam's background in fine arts brings a unique approach to decorative lighting.
A husband and father now, Dean started his business back in 1996 when he was also working for Urban Ore in Berkeley, California. He salvaged wood from dumpsters as well a bought salvaged wood from his work place.
Today Dean offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor recycled furniture - from one of a kind farm tables built to order, to rustic garden benches perfect for the eco conscious customer.