Light and Glass Studio opened in the spring of 2006 as a joint venture of husband and wife, Roy Adkins and Jerri Sherer. The studio is located at 523 Commerce Street in the Old Capitol Green district of downtown Jackson, Mississippi (the former Kelly Furniture warehouse). Clients of the Studio include Toyota, Krystal’s, Southwest Airlines, The Nature Conservancy, Mississippi Museum of Art, Mississippi Craftsmen’s Guild, Downtown Jackson Partners, Mississippi Arts Commission, Mississippi Humanities Council, Crossroads Film Festival and many more.
Jerri Sherer began working with glass in 1997 while a student at Mississippi State University. From her initial beginnings working with glass mosaics, Jerri has continued to expand her glass crafting skills to include traditional leaded stained glass, glass fusing and slumping, glass casting, and warm glass kiln forming. Jerri is an exhibiting member of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi, she served as both a founding member and the financial officer of the Jackson Art Collective, a grass-roots group dedicated to providing resources for local and emerging artists, and she volunteers every summer for VSA ArtBuds, a program that pairs artists with special needs children. Her work can be found at Light and Glass Studio, the Craftsmen’s Guild Gallery and at Arts Fairs throughout the Southeast.
Roy Adkins first began working as a professional photojournalist in 1996 while finishing his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Mississippi State. While his current focus is on fine art photography and portraits, Roy has also long worked in the fields of photojournalism, wedding photography, and commercial photography. His work has appeared in a great range of publications, from Time magazine to Jackson’s local alt-weekly. Roy was accepted to the Mississippi Craftsmen’s Guild in 2009 for his mixed media work. He remains active in the local arts community, helping found the Jackson Arts Collective, and serving on the Board of Directors of the Greater Jackson Arts Council and the Jackson Arts and Music Foundation. Roy volunteers for Very Special Arts of Mississippi, and helped begin the “Art Buds” program to offer art classes to special needs children.