Originally from the U.S, Jesse Bert relocated to Mexico in 2006. With over a decade of experience as a jeweler, Jesse has a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Rochester Institute of Technology, and an MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from East Carolina University in North Carolina.
Jesse’s preferred work format is sculptural jewelry that incorporates recycled and found objects. Over the past twelve years Jesse has taught metalsmithing and jewelry techniques on a regular basis, to students of all skill levels, at his private studio in San Miguel de Allende, Gto. In addition he has a strong interest and appreciation for fine hand made tools, spending a good portion of his time creating unique tools and equipment that help give the works distinction with delicate texture and design.
“When I am not teaching or working on new pieces, I love to be outside. I tend to my bees and cactus collection or spend time exploring the Mexican countryside and hiking in the mountains.” If you are interested in finding out more about Jesse and his formation as an artist, please listen to this radio interview done with Whaley Studios in San Diego by clicking here.
Read Jesse’s interview with Contemporary Craft here.