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As a young child, I was strongly influenced by my mother who ran a small home business decorating cakes, planning wedding receptions, and making ceramic mold pieces in her in-home shop called The Mud Hut. As ceramic molds may sometimes become very heavy, wanting to gain favor with my mother, I would help her pour the clay "slip" into molds and set the molds in place for drying. My greatest pleasure was to open a cured mold and see the ceramic “green” (unfinished) piece that had been produced. This became the foundation of my love for carving. That was how I began carving into some of the ceramic pieces, creating my own chess sets in the clay, and learning about the art of molding and carving during my high school and college years. With the help of my mother, we won a decorated birdhouse contest when I was in grammar school Although I graduated from a state university with a bachelors degree in accounting, I never lost my love…

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  • Born on June 15
  • Joined December 20, 2013

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wood, pine cones, scrap plastic, molded urethane plastic casting, clay bricks, acrylic paints, spar varnish, shellac, imagination, inspiration

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J Vernon Abernethy

About

As a young child, I was strongly influenced by my mother who ran a small home business decorating cakes, planning wedding receptions, and making ceramic mold pieces in her in-home shop called The Mud Hut. As ceramic molds may sometimes become very heavy, wanting to gain favor with my mother, I would help her pour the clay "slip" into molds and set the molds in place for drying. My greatest pleasure was to open a cured mold and see the ceramic “green” (unfinished) piece that had been produced. This became the foundation of my love for carving. That was how I began carving into some of the ceramic pieces, creating my own chess sets in the clay, and learning about the art of molding and carving during my high school and college years. With the help of my mother, we won a decorated birdhouse contest when I was in grammar school Although I graduated from a state university with a bachelors degree in accounting, I never lost my love for craft art. I continued making and decorating birdhouses and carving faces in wood throughout my adult life.

During 2007 I began decorating my birdhouses with discarded plastic bottle caps and cutting colorful plastic containers to depict scenes such as apple orchards, grape vineyards, citrus groves, daffodils, etc., and marketing these locally. I also make birdhouses with pine cone parts, tree stumps, tree bark, and broken tree limbs. Look at my work in the pictures that I hope you will find have the professional touch necessary to classify my birdhouse construction as works of art, and worthy of being accepted as Art Sculptures. Thank you.

ps: You may want to read more and see some of my consignment/contracted work on my personal website at www.jvernonart.com

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