Jud Turner is amazing sculptor. He was born in Eugene, Oregon, November 17, 1969, and raised by the 2 incredible people he is lucky enough to call his parents. A high premium was placed on education and creativity when he was growing up. He have always drawn, painted, sculpted – tried to make some sort of tangible record of his experiences and impressions of the world around him. He received training in drawing and painting at the University of Oregon, under Professor Ron Gaff and the late Professor Frank Okada, both renowned artists and educators. In the early 1990’s, he transitioned to sculptural works as his main artistic output, focusing on direct welded steel work and found object assemblages. Currently, He lives and works in Eugene, with his beautiful wife, Melissa, and 3 cats. He spends as much time as possible welding, working, and laughing.