This blog changed from a daily blog to a blog to celebrate the folk art of Kerras Jeffery, as well as his reproduction furniture and other projects. His studio & shop closed in 2017 following his passing.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Vignette: Boy Warming Feet in Oven

     Kerras would often make art from the pictures in his mind from his childhood.  Arnold Smith bought this piece from Kerras in 2002.  
     Kerras was brought up in a large family with four brothers and two sisters - he was in the middle, three older siblings and three younger siblings, and the 5th generation of Jeffery's on their family farm in western Prince Edward Island.  When he was a child the heart of the home was the kitchen with the wood range (stove) - this was the main source of heat in the house and where his mother prepared all their meals.  In wintertime the kids would be outside skating and playing on the ice - their feet would get cold and wet, so when they came in to the house off came the boots and socks, the door to the warm oven would be opened, and a chair pulled up to sit and warm the feet.  The hat and mitts would be placed on top of the "warming oven" to dry.
     The range in this vignette is identical to the one in the Jeffery home where Kerras grew up.


  1. Well done and very creative! You have a very nice blog. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)