A Cool Journey, From Farm to Functional Art

A Cool Journey, From Farm to Functional Art

Rescue and Restore
Jason Tedder never considered himself an artist or even a creative person. But three and a half years ago, after a 15 year career in agriculture, the rusted and broken old pieces of farm equipment saw new life and purpose as functional art and decor. This also brought new life and purpose to Jason as well, with each piece a unique and custom design.
The first time Jason showed his works was at an art show in a local town. At first, he thought his invitation was just for him to look around, until they asked him to bring his functional art. “I feel blessed and awed that people like my work and that they want to buy it.”

Today, his customers range from designers and store owners to individuals looking for a statement piece.  Lighting with unique textures and color is the main focus of his business. “The finish is huge to me,” says Jason, “some finishes take up to a month to achieve.” Jason’s designs also include coffee and console tables, lamps, floor lamps, and some decorative pieces & “whatever speaks to me, it’s always changing.”
Jason can be found picking at local farms in Georgia, selling and buying at Scotts Antique Market in Georgia, Round Top Antiques Fair in Texas and the Brimfield Flea Market in Massachusetts. “It’s good to take old pieces and use them in ways that can be enjoyed again” says Jason, “These things would go to waste if not for making them good again.”
For more information on purchasing art or on the shows that Jason will be attending, visit his website at www.jtedderdesign.com or you can email him at j.tedderdesign@gmail.com. Follow Jason on Facebook!

A Cool Journey, From Farm to Functional Art