Phil Jurus

Phil lives here in Hershey,Pa and is a self taught Goldsmith and Silversmith. He practiced this craft from 1960-2009. Phil began his wood art in 1963 and was mentored by Emil Milan from 1963-1974 and 2009- present time. Phil himself has trained 9 apprentices: 7 in jewelry and 2 in wood artistry. Phil is also a Founding Director of the American Craft Retailers Association: 1982-1986 and has himself been a gallery owner. More of Phil's work can be viewed and purchased on his website .


Shows & Exhibitions:

  • Craftsmen of the Endless Mountains Show 1963
  • Peter's Valley Craft Shows: 1973,74,75
  • Pa. Guild of Craftsmens Shows 1960's
  • Smithsonian Institution Cooperative Craft Exhibition: 1968
  • Two Person Show of Jewelry, Penn State University 1969
  • Three Arts Club of Balitmore: 1974
  • Festival of the Arts, Baltimore, MD: 1978
  • Maryland Crafts Biennial: 1981
  • Baltimore Artscape: 1983
  • American Craft Council Shows: 1984, 1987, 1989
  • Life of Maryland Art to Wear: 1988
  • Foire de Paris , France: 1983 Bronze Medallion Award for Creativity
  • Hummingbird Gallery, Santa Fe NM, Indian Market: 1996
  • Lebonon Valley Artists Studio Tour: 2012
  • The Gallery at LaCigale, Mt.Gretna,Pa: 2014
  • Alumni Art Exhibition, Muhlenberg College: 2014
  • Special Commissions:

  • Alban Tractor Comp. 50th Anniversary Sculpture, Baltimore, Md
  • Christ Lutheran Church, Chalice, Hazelton, Pa
  • St.John's Lutheran Church, Missal Stand, Sayre, Pa
  • Divinity Lutheran Church , Communion Vessels, Towson, Md
  • American Assoc. of Spice & Extract Manufacturers, Ny, Ny and the Mc Cormick Co. Hunt Valley, Md, Presentation Award
  • Private Collections:

  • Jane Goodall
  • Shirley McClaine
  • Maynard Ferguson
  • Mrs. Nelson "Happy" Rockerfeller
  • And numerous other private collections of both jewelry and wood pieces.


    Phil Jurus Wood Artistry