My name is Jem Klein and I am a craftsman whose home is in the beautiful South Toe River Valley of Western North Carolina. It is a passion of mine to go out in the woods with my two sons often tagging along. We find prize burls, collect dead tree limbs, find wild bamboo patches and spot spalted wonders. The forest treasures make their way back to my workshop and take their own expressive form.
I have a deep respect and appreciation for nature and am always observing my own role therein. My unique jewelry, home decor creations, sculptural forms, and flutes are inspired by the beauty of the natural world and are sold in galleries and shops throughout the USA as well as on Etsy.
All the wood I use is sustainably harvested with respect & appreciation for the health of the forest. I do not use imported or rainforest derived wood. All my work is cut, sanded and polished by my hands. I do not own or hire out a laser cutter.
When I'm not in the woods or in the workshop you can find me in my organic garden or fishing on the river near my home.
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You can currently find my work at the following galleries and shops:
One of a Kind Art Gallery, Micaville, NC
Toe River Arts Council Galleries, Burnsville & Spruce Pine, NC
Woolworth Walk Gallery, Asheville, NC
Grovewood Gallery, Asheville, NC
NC Arboretum Gift Shop, Asheville, NC
Mountain Nest Gallery, Black Mountain, NC
North Carolina Crafts Gallery, Carrboro, NC
The Orchard at Altapass, Spruce Pine, NC
The Local Company, Johnson City, TN
Conservatory of Flowers Gift Shop at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
Re-Evolution Gallery, Willits, CA
Two Sisters Gallery, Columbus, GA
Black Squirrel Studio, Keene, NH
Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Lark in the Morning, Berkley, CA