"Functional art is challenging and expressive. I'm very fortunate that it's my passion in life."
Jerry Coe







Jerry Coe is a sculptural metalsmith who works in bronze. Using traditional blacksmithing methods, he forges and hammers bronze to create grand gates, chandeliers, furniture, human and animal figures, and other one-of-a-kind pieces of functional art. He began studying traditional blacksmithing methods while an apprentice restorer, wheelwright, and smith at Yosemite National Park's Pioneer History Center. Coe opened his Berkeley studio in 1984 to combine his technical training in the metalworking disciplines with his interest in interpreting classical designs and showing forged bronze at its full potential. A lifelong mountaineer and world traveler, his artistic inspiration comes from his fascination with nature and from his encounters with traditional artisans in far-flung corners of the globe.

Coe has been featured in This Old House, Elle Decor, and other magazines. His work appears in  hotels, restaurants, offices, Napa Valley wineries, and in the homes of private collectors from San Francisco to New York to Europe.