About the Artist:
Jerry Hammack has been carving wood since about 1990 when his wife gave him woodcarving lessons for his birthday. He has taught woodcarving classes for Paris Junior College and Texas A&M Commerce in their Continuing Education programs. In addition, he also tutors beginning carvers in his home studio.
He carves realistic song birds, ducks, and shore birds. Realistic animals and fish are also a part of his repertoire. He carves Santa Claus and other caricatures. Custom walking canes featuring events and personal choices are a growing trend with his cliental.
Jerry has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biology and a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a comprehensive minor in Biology. He has taught in Texas public schools, and is retired from the Paris Junior College in Paris,Texas.
Jerry is married (for 50 years), and has two children and two grandchildren. Family, his religion and service to his community are very important to him.