Jack Jackson has always experimented with wood. After retiring as comptroller and Chief Information Officer for Rolson Aluminum, he started making wooden boxes and decided to try developing his own business.
Jack credits the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program for giving him the support needed to establish his business. He is now a mentor for this state program, helping woodworkers newly going into business.
Jack’s work features finely crafted dovetailing, wooden hinges, finger joinery, and includes contrasting woods such as cherry, walnut, lacewood, bird’s eye maple, and zebra wood. He finishes his work with hand rubbed oil and hand rubbed wax. Jack is a juried member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.
Jack’s work can also be found at the Kentucky Museum of Arts + Design, Louisville, KY; Artique, Lexington, KY; Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, Harrodsburg, KY; and Cumberland Crafts, Cumberland Gap National Park, Middlesboro, KY.