Jerry Rymarquis has been working in wood for over 30 years, his first project being a toy box for his newborn daughter. Today he continues to make boxes for jewelry as well as clocks from exotic and regional hardwoods.
While he has taken numerous wood working classes at the John C. Campbell Folk School in N.C., Jerry is basically self taught. He likes to mix woods visually to bring forth the beauty of each piece and prefers a matte finish rather than glossy. He creates this by using a mixture of Danish oil and polyurethane.
Jerry is a juried member of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen and the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program and has taught a class in jewelry box construction at the Kentucky School of Craft in Hindman, KY and at the John C. Campbell Folk School.