Jackie & Gary White
Gary White has always been a woodworker. During high school and college, he refinished antiques and built furniture. While flying USAF C-130s, he studied woodworking techniques and collected wood samples from craftsmen around the world.
Jackie White has always been a needle worker. She began with counted cross-stitch, then progressed to sewing then piecing and quilting for the kids. While Gary collected wood, Jackie collected quilts.
In 1986, Gary and Jackie began working together to guild wooden quilt wall hangings.
In 1993, they incorporated the quilt inlay designs into boxes. The boxes were an immediate success and have been sold in the Smithsonian as well as in many other top galleries in the United States and Europe. The boxes have developed a strong following of collectors and have been presented as gifts to dignitaries around the world.
In 2018, Gary retired from making boxes and now divides his time between building furniture, making inlayed cheeseboards, and hand carving wooden spoons from his exotic wood collection. All his work is made by hand by one person, one piece at a time.