Paul & Jennah Yost – Firesmith Copper
FireSmith Copper is comprised of a husband-and-wife team of artists: Jennah Litecky Yost and Paul Yost. Their partnership has brought them to the peaceful, rugged beauty of the Oregon mountains. Paul’s workmanship and Jennah’s lifelong commitment to art have blossomed in their copper creations. Together, with the help of family, they began FireSmith Copper in 2013.
After a childhood immersed in the arts, Jennah graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in studio arts and a minor in art history. Jennah has a natural talent for design and an eye for color. She coaxes breathtaking images from copper while maintaining the material’s organic beauty.
Paul is a carpenter who historically restores Oregon’s cherished timber frame covered bridges when he’s not creating copperwork. With his carpentry experience, Paul finishes all FireSmith Copper pieces by shaping the artwork to custom-built frames. Paul has a pragmatic approach to his designs, gently inviting elegant images out of the copper.
Both Paul and Jennah contribute to the creative process from start to finish. All their pieces are handcrafted, each with their own ideas, and each with their own styles merging into an expression they are proud of.