Artist Jeff Fulkerson has been creating stunning, imaginative jewelry for over 30 years.
A contributing artist to Lapidary Journal’s Jewelry Artist Magazine, his work has also been seen in Art Jewelry Magazine. Jeff is a recipient of the Courtney McGowan Design award as well as a blue ribbon award winner for his jewelry in design and construction at the San Diego County Fair. Some of his awards include Best Educational Exhibit, Coordinator’s Cup (2005 and 2009), and Best Single Jewelry Piece (2005 and 2009). His meticulous execution and attention to detail is becoming well known among industry professionals.
Jeff has taught at the Museum of Man in Balboa Park and Granite Hills High School in El Cajon, California. He currently teaches at the Bouncing Bead in La Mesa, California and will be joining the staff of Bead Fest 2012 this summer inPhiladelphia.
New projects include doing a series of instructional videos for Jewelry Artist Magazine as well as licensing his patent protected Bead Bandit to Helby’s Internationals Beadsmith for distribution.
A self-taught silver-smith with a background in construction and design, he counts himself fortunate to have studied with many great Native American artists in the last few years. They are most notably, Richard Tsosie, Navajo, Jesse Monogya, Hopi/Navajo and Michael Cheatham, Cherokee.
Born and raised in San Diego, California, Fulkerson received a business degree from ChicoState, and an M.A. from National University. Jeff has been a licensed general contractor since 1990. He has owned and operated, JROC Construction, since that time. Together with his wife Roxanne, they started Alden Jeffries Design in 2003. The two currently reside in East County and have three sons and a beautiful daughter-in-law, Jeff, Emily, Trevor and Wes.