(left) Salad Servers, $1,395.00
sterling silver, 12" x 4 1/2" x 5/8"
(below) Handled Vessel N.F.S.
sterling silver, lapis lazuli, 7" x 6 1/2" x 3"
pieces evolved from many years of working with a great variety of metal for functional and
aesthetic ends. I am motivated both by a continued exploration of the visual world I live
in .Both these pieces are part of a series done in model form in paper and other easily
worked materials. The challenge for me is in the translation from the model to the metal.
In this instance, the vessel particularly, it was done rather direct. However, metal does
not behave like paper. So preserving the gesture presented by the model can sometimes
present new technical problems to solve."
Michael Jerry studied at the School for American Craftsmen of the Rochester Institute of Technology and Cranbrook Academy of Art for AAS, BFA and MFA degrees.
He is currently full professor of art at the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University, where he has been responsible for the Metalsmithing program since 1970.
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn NY; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary crafts, New York, NY; Wustum Museum of Art, Racine, WI.