Jack Jennings Metalsmith
Metalsmithing is a centuries old tradition of manipulating metal with hammers and other tools into useful objects.
From the blacksmith to the goldsmith, craftsmen use these techniques to produce a wide variety of items for everyday living.
Jack Jennings uses traditional smithing techniques, and a few modern ones as well, in his stunning jewelry designs.
With an emphasis on texture and smooth controlled lines, Jennings’ designs are simultaneously ancient and modern.
Layers of fused high karat gold, surrounded by polished edges or oxidized silver and punctuated with bright gemstones are common themes.
Offering designs in all gold or a combination of gold and silver, his work is fitting for any occasion. Be it earrings for dinner out with friends or your wedding day.
Jack Jennings Metalsmith makes a variety of hand fabricated jewelry designs with meticulous attention to detail including rings, earrings, pendants and bracelets.
Inventory varies and if you don’t see what you’re looking for in the gallery, feel free to inquire.
Nearly thirty years ago I woke up in a corn field with a terrible headache and a vague dreamlike memory of a space craft of some kind.
Shortly after that night, I developed an uncontrollable urge to make jewelry. Ok, I’m kidding obviously.
Writing a bio is such a strange and uncomfortable thing to me, much like I suspect an alien abduction to be like.
I knew I was a smith the first time I lit a torch in art school. I was fascinated with the tools and the techniques.
While I only took a few classes in metals since it wasn’t my concentration, it left me with an insatiable obsession.
I furthered my studies at workshops with amazing instructors, opened a studio and gallery, exhibited in some major juried craft shows,
sold to galleries nationally, taught a few classes, and have been published a few times. All great career highlights, but metalsmithing isn’t my only passion.
It’s important to have other creative outlets and interests. I dabble in photography, web design and make a mean pancake.
I’ve been an avid mountain biker as long as I have been a smith and can’t help but to think that the two are somehow intertwined. I’m not sure, but will have to keep riding and making rings to find out.
Two commonly asked questions are, “do you do custom work ?“ and “do you do repair work ?”
If you like my work, but don’t quite see what you want and are interested having me design a special piece then we can discuss that. Some wonderful pieces have come from this process.
However, as a general rule I do not produce other people’s designs.
Repairs are strictly limited to my work.