Jerry and Deborah get most of their burl wood from a 300 acre private ranch in west Sonoma County. These areas now support second and third growth forest, which has grown up from the stumps left behind by loggers; some of this growth has formed burl wood.
Jerry and Deborah create beautiful turned wood bowls, candle sticks and wine bottle stops. Each piece is hand crafted and makes a unique gift for any special occasion. These pieces are great examples of living artwork that can be handed down from one generation to the next.
Each bowl is first turned while the wood is still wet, then properly cured before the finish turning, burnishing and waxing. Jerry personally signs the bottom including the type of wood and the date of completion.
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.
Jerry passes on his passion for fine working and teaches classes from the shop in Sebastopol.
Come see for yourself these beautiful bowls, corks and candlelights at Green by Design!