The One Man Crew: The Creating and Sustaining of a Master Folk Artist

Heidi Jean Williams
Folk art is the art of everyday life. Framing homes can be artistic when done with a degree of exemplary expertise. Jerry Saville is a master folk artist because of his special skills and techniques exhibited in his trade of carpentry. This research provides a glimpse into a carpenter's life to discover what creates and sustains a master carpenter. Through desire, drive, dedication (time/practice), life experience/opportunity (apprenticeship), purpose, and a community of support, Jerry Saville became a master folk artist.
doi:10.26076/c10a-ceed fatcat:skkvq35hyrgnbfgqh2e5ojrnce