Jack Anderson/artist-craftsman 1949-current
Born –Tybee spent most time exploring all islands north and south of Tybee including much time on Daufuskie.
Attended University of South Carolina and worked as a carpenter building churches. Jack continued in construction as a custom builder building unique homes. Jack and his wife Mavis Eaton Anderson , raised four children in the Atlanta area. Jack worked on projects for the famous bowl maker Ed Moulthroup on and off for 15 years. While remodeling his home and shop, Jack was the fortunate recipient of tutoring from Ed about the techniques of his craft. He resolved then to one day make bowls but to carve them instead of using the lathe as Ed was doing.
Jack returned to Daufuskie in 2005 and restored 3 historic buildings; Jae Hamilton School, The Maryfield School,and The Sarah Grant Home. Soon he found himself operating the Daufuskie Art Gallery and did so for 5 years;in the Sarah Grant Home.
After years of exploring the island,Jack soon began carving bowls from “fat lighter stumps “ from the woods on Daufuskie. As far as google knows, he is the only woodworker in the world using it for something other than kindling.
Returning to Atlanta and Jack continued carving bowls and has won several awards; Ist place over all at Rose Lawn fine art show in Cartersville ,Ga.2010, 3rd place over all at the Honey Horn Art Show 2011 in Hilton Head, accepted in Metro Montage VI , 2011 and Metro MontageVII, 2012 at the Marietta Museum of Art. Selected for an exhibition “Wood Work 2001” at Gallery Walk at Terminus in BuckHead.
Currently showing at The Signature Shop in BuckHead(Atlanta) and Michael Mitchell Gallery in Charleston , SC and Four Corners Gallery and Frame in Bluffton,SC