About Artisan House
For more than four decades, C. Jeré byArtisan House's vibrant, versatile designs have been recognized as multi-dimensional "metalworks of art." In 1964, partners Jerry Fels and Kurt Freiler branched out into the specialized world of metal art. Previously, Fels operated Renoir of California -- a jewelry house that designed and produced collections of copper jewelry. It is a combination of Fels’ and Freiler’s names that make up the signature C. Jeré that marks every C. Jeré byArtisan House sculpture.
Over the decades, C. Jeré by Artisan House's products have evolved from smaller representational sculptures like trees, branches and small scenes to larger-scale artwork that is contemporary, trendy or traditional in style.
Sculptures are handcrafted of rich metals including copper, bronze, brass, steel, aluminum and chrome. Each piece is hand finished with intriguing surface treatments, paints and patinas. For example, pieces may incorporate ground steel, brushed stainless steel, flame-treated copper or hammered brass -- or combine two or more metals like painted brass and steel with flame treated copper. Due to the abstract nature of most C. Jeré byArtisan House pieces, many can be hung upside down or at an angle, as well as used in multiples for a larger configuration or to create a bolder statement.
After more than four decades of developing a reputation for unparalleled design expertise and meticulous handcrafting, a strong after-market has developed for C. Jeré byArtisan House products. Online auctions of vintage C. Jeré pieces regularly see fierce bidding and recent high-profile coverage in magazines such as Elle Décor UK and Architectural Digest are sure to increase demand. Home goods designer Jonathan Adler commissioned the company to reproduce a series of the firm's 1970s designs.