Jesse Bert apprenticed as a Tool and Die maker prior to university. He received his MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from East Carolina University. A member of Klimt02, he has taught workshops in schools around the world. His work has been shown in museums such as the MAD in NYC, and Franz Mayer, Mexico City.
"My approach to teaching is catering to the needs and interests of each individual within the bounds of the technique at hand. I encourage people to be playful with their work, and enjoy the process. My work is inspired by the visual richness of the land in which I live, and its history. Architecture, antiquated objects, and the designs of nature also stimulate my imagination."