Jerry R. Spiker is an artist-blacksmith from Sidney Nebraska, the great-grandson of pioneers. Growing up in western Nebraska, Jerry, developed a consciousness for the value of quality.
He studied blacksmithing at The Forgery School of Blacksmithing under master blacksmith, Robb Gunter, and attended regional and national blacksmithing venues to perfect his techniques and skill, as a craftsman.
Working with ironwork for thirty years, Jerry has developed an individual style of hand-forged, organic, ironwork that has caught the attention of others involved in the craft, as well as clients throughout the United States and Canada. This unique style, with an emphasis on superb craftsmanship, delivers the client a...one-of-a-kind...product that will be useful and admired for generations. The benefits are yours!
The pursuit of excellence is an attitude…it involves wisdom and sound judgment…it is a lifetime, career-long commitment…it is a way of life…it is doing the job right the first time. It is inner directed, not the result of external pressure, it is our own self worth-who we are and the price and satisfaction that comes from being the right kind of person, not just in doing the right things.
James J. O’Connor
Member of National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association.
Member of Artist-Blacksmith Association of North America .
Member of Rocky Mountain Blacksmiths Association
Member of Prairie Blacksmiths Association
March, 1988 Gold and Bronze awards for metal sculpture, design and fabrication at N.O.M.M.A. International Competition in Denver, Colorado
Platte Valley Builders Association - Best Home Decorating/Furnishing - Spring Home and Garden Show 1997
Several local art fair awards for excellence in metal work
Ironwork: Dynamic Details
Author: Dona Z. Meilach
Fabricator Magazine -- Official publication of N.O.M.M.A.
March - April, 1988 - Sculpture
May - June, 1988 - Sculpture
January - February, 1991 - Cover page and feature article
Anvil's Ring -- Official publication of A.B.A.N.A.
Summer 1990 - Sculpture
Winter 1992-93 - Sculpture
Summer 1994 - Coffee Table and Sculpture
Fall 2003 - Hand Forged Coral Reef railing
Spring 2004 - Hand Forged Humming Bird and Morning Glory
Fall 2005 - St. Patrick's Catholic Church -Crosses, Fence and Gates
Spring 2007 - Hand Forged Grape Vine Fence
Summer 2009 - Western Nebraska Black Bark Elm Project
Fall 2011 - Larry Glassburns Memorial Gate
Nebraska Life Magazine - NETV Statewide
May/June 2006 - Spotlight on iron work and studio