Jamie Herman is a woodworker, furniture maker, and sculptor. Brought up in Kentucky and Ohio, he completed a degree in anthropology at the University of Cincinnati. He first came to be inspired by craft and material culture while participating in an archaeological dig at a Maya site in Belize, where he realized the stories that handmade objects can tell. He developed an interest in carpentry while working on organic farms in the Pacific Northwest, and eventually decided to switch coasts to pursue fine woodworking programs in Vermont and Maine. Jamie’s work often features complicated geometries and precariously balanced elements, and he is always looking to marry complex design with precise and elegant execution. Jamie is the 2021 recipient of the John D. Mineck Fellowship and was the 2021 Woodworking Artist Fellow at Peters Valley.