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. 

 

Alex as Songwriter and Musician

Alex as Songwriter and Musician

Alex - International Woodcraft Teacher

Alex - International Woodcraft Teacher

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. 

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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.

 
We all like to eat, and metal or plastic sets up a dull mood before you even take your first bite.
— Alex Yerks, in The Nourishing Homestead
 
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Forest Life in the Catskill Mountains

Musician, Photographer and Master Wood Carver - Alex Yerks

Musician, Photographer and Master Wood Carver - Alex Yerks

Alex fells his own trees to create his unique brand of traditionally hand crafted woodenware

Alex fells his own trees to create his unique brand of traditionally hand crafted woodenware

Alex at his home in the Catskills, near Woodstock, upstate New York

Alex at his home in the Catskills, near Woodstock, upstate New York

Bear are native to the forest that surrounds Alex's home and workshop

Bear are native to the forest that surrounds Alex's home and workshop