Alex Yerks - Press & Bio
Alexander Yerks, wood carver, photographer and singer songwriter lives deep in the forest near Woodstock in the Catskill Mountains, New York.
Growing up in the Hudson Valley
Northeast Native, Alex was born and raised on a mountain in Upstate New York and grew up wandering around the surrounding woods. Alex quickly learned to conjure up things he needed - instead of hopping in the truck, and driving miles to buy things for the home. Brought up to rely on his natural surroundings, he instinctively works with the natural resources of the forest, utilizing the unique qualities of each tree, in his projects.
Utensils and cups have always been the focus of his craft - creating functional and beautiful pieces with the capacity to enrich our lives and our homes.
If you're interested in learning a hands-on approach to life, and to fill your home with your own wooden creations, check out the workshops & events page for more information.