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Jerry Baker

Metal / Lafayette, LOUISIANA

Artist Statement

It is my desire to provide to the modern world,yesteryears fine craftsmanship and art form.

Biography

Born in Eastern Montana ,on my grandfather's homestead in 1947. I was the youngest of six children.
Because of the great distance to town, my grandfather performed many blacksmithing tasks
From that I developed a love and appreciation of blacksmithing.

In 1998, I took an apprenticeship in Covington from Mastercraftman Buddy Leonard ( 240 mile round trip) every Saturday for a year! I brought back the skill which I have shared with many others in the Lafayette area.

I continue to develop my craft and share with people across the country.

I continue to live in Lafayette and accept commissions and teach blacksmithing.