This blog shows the folkart I make, my reproduction furniture and other projects. My studio/shop is in my backyard. It's a couple of miles off the main road in West Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. When you come to visit make sure you see – the "Olde Times" Garden House Museum; Grandma's Attic; the Furniture Box; Grampa's Loft (antiques, old doors, etc. in my Dad’s old barn loft); and my World's Largest Egg Beater, certified by Guinness World Records.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

glimpse of my work - East Coast Living Summer 2013

     I was pleased to see the article on Annie Leroux's house in east coast Living this month.  Annie is a trusted client and i appreciate the coverage about me in the story.
     below is page 41 of the article called, "little house big charm: One woman turns a historic building into her ultimate dream home" by Mary MacKay and photos by Rachel Peters.
in the bottom left corner of the photo it reads...
     "When Annie Leroux, pictured, brought the home in New London, P.E.I., it didn't have a kitchen. The room was reconstructed from floors up with help from local folk artist Kerras Jeffery, who built the cupboards with new pinewood, but added a finish to give them an antique look."

Monday, June 24, 2013

"Olde Time's" Garden House Museum

When you visit me be sure to take a look in my "Olde Time's" Garden House Museum beside my shop.  
i used locally milled lumber and built it like a farm grainery.  the main structure is post 'n beams. then i boarded it in and shingled the walls and roof.  
the museum has interesting and quirky stories and items i collected over the years.  be sure the sign the guestbook.
inside the museum you will see the following
above. see my guessing wall and above that my 100 plus egg beater collection which inspired me to build the worlds largest egg beater.
 http://backroadfolkart.blogspot.ca/2013/02/i-built-worlds-largest-egg-beater.html
below see my wall of stillson wrenches and learn how this P.E.I. invention was stolen
 inside you will find stories. antigues. funny things. serious things. and things for sale

Sunday, June 2, 2013

A Look Back - Folk Art, Eptek Centre - Summer 1999

     the following is part of an article published in the Guardian newspaper the early summer 1999 in Eptek News by Nonie Fraser, director of National Exhibition Centre.  i was thrilled to be part of that summers exhibit - heres part of that article

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cf. www.museumspei.com
     "With the arrival of summer and the freshness of the season, so, too, has the Centre a new look.  The lead exhibition is called Heartworks: Folk Art in Prince Edward Island.  Heartworks, is its simplest characterization, is a collection of Island folk art...I decided to curate a folk art show for summer 1999 at Eptek Centre, it was intended that the exhibit not become an art study but rather a survey pointing to comparisons of comtemporary and historical work.  And as expected in a production of this type, the exhibition was certain to show off a whimsical, down-to-earth collection of humour and fantasy.  The exhibit begins with aspects of traditional life: hooked mats, goose decoys, furniture, samplers, and signs.  As an art form, "folk" didn't even exist until the 20th century...
...The largest category of the show highlights eight contemporary artists, one of whom is: Kerras Jeffery.  His red fox sports teeth right out of a fairytale and includes a collection of animals such as a monster raccoon; pig with two heads, ears made from sneaker soles; and a porker arranged on a dinner platter complete with apple in its mouth.  Jeffery's door, which we made dubbed folk-Dada 1 due to its surrealistic nature, is very unusual.  The work shows a man's nose, pipe, hands and foot, accompanied by parts of his dog, seemingly ambling through the door panel.  Obviously the man and his companion have a walk in mind..."