Vern graduated from San Jose State University with a BA and an MA in art.  He has  
taught his forging and toolmaking classes for both UCSC Extension and Cabrillo
College. With a total of 18+ years with Cabrillo, Vern was also an adjunct instructor
and teaching assistant in the Cabrillo Art Department. His classes are held in his
private studio located in Santa Cruz, California.  Please visit the
Shop Tour to see
pictures of his actual studio.

An article from August 2010 in the Santa Cruz Sentinel on a former student mentions

In addition to being an artist and teaching art classes, Vern spends time working in his
studio on his collection of old cars.  His current project is reconstructing his 1933 Ford
that was severely damaged in a fire.  Plans for the body reconstruction of the 1933
Ford are still in progress but Vern plans is to convert the 4-door sedan into a 2-door
roadster, which he has named "El Ranchito". To see the reconstruction,
click here.

Vern has one daughter in Arizona, Tina, who created this web site for him.  Tina takes
after her father and is also an artist.  She sells a line of personalized and Hand
painted pottery through her business and web site called Little Miss Arty Pants.  To
view Tina's web site,
click here.
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