Since I've been living in the Western part of the United States I've had a chance to explore, and I've been able to discover some amazing, yet relatively unknown, artists who work in an area of art I hold above all others- that of functional art. While I enjoy art that exists only for its beauty and/or uniqueness I have a real passion for art that can be used; thus my fascination with and devotion to briar smoking pipes.

On one of my driving trips from Las Cruces, New Mexico- this one to Denver, Colorado to do a trunk show at Edwards Pipe and Tobacco Shop, my wife and I spent a day in Taos, New Mexico- walking around the area, visiting Kit Carson's home, and sitting for a spell in the central plaza. While in Taos I came across a small assortment of the most unique belt buckles I've ever seen. I purchased one, put it on a belt and, of course, showed it off to friends and acquaintances. The responses I received told me I was not the only one to be duly impressed, and so I got in touch with the California-based artist and agreed to represent him. I did not know it at the time but he also applies his original designs to hand-crafting unique money clips, bolo ties, and necklaces. 

All items are hand-crafted from naturally shed Elk and Deer antlers, inlaid with Sterling Silver, Lapis, Red and Black Coral, Turquoise and other precious natural materials. Each is signed and dated by the artist. All are guaranteed for the life of the object.  If a buckle, bolo, money clip, or necklace breaks during normal use we will repair or replace the item free of charge (this guarantee does not extend to cases of customer abuse).

Bald Eagle.jpg (97697 bytes) Bear Print Money Clip.jpg (92759 bytes) Cow Skull.jpg (91465 bytes) Landscape.jpg (105468 bytes) Rose.jpg (96816 bytes)
Sitting Grizzly.jpg (98786 bytes) Texas Star.jpg (102435 bytes) Tsunami.jpg (123447 bytes) Turtle Doves.jpg (102377 bytes) Walking Grizzly.jpg (93682 bytes)
  Grizzly.jpg (537595 bytes) Moon & Icebergs.jpg (616864 bytes) The Lone Ranger.jpg (639477 bytes)

C&I October 08.jpg (149894 bytes) C&I December 08.jpg (157840 bytes) C&I January 09.jpg (140054 bytes)

The above pieces are available now- priced from $440 (for the Bear Print Money Clip) to $540. Visit the Jay Jackson Artworks web site for more information.

The original designs below are but a small sampling of that which the artist is capable. As with any hand-crafted object no two are alike, although it is possible to ask that a similar item be made.

 Black Panther.jpg (379960 bytes) Antler Rack Necklace.jpg (622760 bytes) Bear Print.jpg (418257 bytes) Bear Print Bolo.jpg (446239 bytes)

 Cross.jpg (666508 bytes) Eagle 1.jpg (400325 bytes) Eagle 2.jpg (406197 bytes) Frog Necklace.jpg (639982 bytes)

Rose Necklace.jpg (592815 bytes) Seated Grizzly.jpg (609160 bytes) Skull & Crossbones.jpg (478965 bytes) Spread Eagle.jpg (603553 bytes) Steer Skull.jpg (708751 bytes)

Texas Star.jpg (688739 bytes) Wave.jpg (686946 bytes) Wolf Print.jpg (459684 bytes)

   

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