Full Name: Billy Jones
Date Joined: 2009
Member Classification: Exhibiting
As a child, Billy accompanied his dad on fishing trips to the Mississippi Delta. He has fond memories of those trips and mental pictures of the tenant houses and sharecropper houses that he would see along the way. So, began making replicas of them, using old barn wood, scraps of wood and various other natural materials. His desire is to duplicate the old houses as nearly as possible and since no two houses are exactly the same, the basis of design unfolds as he builds each one. He has recently placed some of his houses in shops in Maggie Valley and Highlands, North Carolina, as well as her in the Craft Center.