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.
"HANDS ON: ALIENS IN THE ATTIC. Wacky, fun, iconoclastic--these are the hallmarks of a folk artist, and P.E.I. Native Kerras Jeffery has them in spades". NATIONAL POST Jan/2011
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.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Vignette: Boy Warming Feet in Oven
Posted by Carter W. Jeffery at 1:36 PM
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Well done and very creative! You have a very nice blog. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)ReplyDelete
This little guy is so cute,ReplyDelete
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