4728 Tishomingo Road
Hillsboro MO 63050
314 420 4636
Jerry Cox is a St. Louis Missouri native, Graduating from Lindberg High in 1974. Received a BFA from Westminster/William Woods in Fulton MO in 1978, with concentrations in Sculpture, Watercolor, and Drawing. While attending there, I became interested in photography and won 1st in the Columns Bluejay Annual Photography Competition in 1976. Immediately after Graduation I found himself working with a local collector of slot machines and Jukeboxes. There I carved “One Arm Bandits”, life size figures with a slot machine for a torso. I also remade parts, re-cast lost and broken aluminum parts, and refinished woodwork. In 1981 I started a job in cabinetmaking and antique restoration in which I discovered an area within the furniture making realm called, “Furniture as art”. This is defined as furniture more as a functional sculpture, built to the best quality standards. To this day, in his main profession, he has been pursuing the craft of Furniture as Art and Wood sculptures using furniture making techniques.
Through the ‘80’s and early into the ‘90’s Jerry enjoyed creating landscape watercolors. Starting in the mid ‘80’s with the purchase of a medium format Pentax 67 Camera, Jerry’s interest grew in photography over the watercolors. Today, Jerry enjoys landscape Photography and capturing portraits of people in costume. Through the years he has been mixing sculpture, painting, photography and furnituremaking.
I let classic original concepts evolve into stylized designs that give a narrative. In my Sculpture I usually invoke some Sci-fi theme, sometimes subtlety and sometimes blatant. I work mostly in wood, combining turning, carving, construction, and assemblies. My work is highly refined and finished to the best of my woodworking abilities. I choose subjects for their challenges to learn some new technique
Feb 2002 Fine Woodworking Aug 2008 Featured Artist; St. Louis Homes
- St. Louis Artist Guild
- Creative Artisans Guild
- Best of Missouri Hands
- Show Me Woodturners
- American Association of Woodturners
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