J.P. Uranker
Master Woodcarver

Martha's Vineyard, MA


About J.P. Uranker – Woodcarver

I was born June 22, 1950 in Moon Run, Pennsylvania a small coal mining town located North West of Pittsburgh Pa. I attended Montour High and graduated in 1968 and it was during this time I developed my love and skills as an artist. I received a BA in Art education from Carlow University in 1974. After college I joined two highly selective art associations in Pittsburgh, Associated Artist of Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh Society of Artists. I married Francesca A. Hoffman April 23, 1976. I participated in many art shows during this time period and progressed as an artist. I worked at Carnegie Mellon University from 1978 – 1991 and I used my art talents to restore the unique art and architecture at the University. My last project at the University was restoring the George Nakashima collection in Warner Hall. Also during this time in 1986 I received a Master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon in Business and Public Management, and Labor Relations in 87.

I combined my business knowledge and artistic talents and decided to move to Martha’s Vineyard with my wife Francesca in 1991 to start our own business. My studio is located next to our home.

I never thought that one day I would be commissioned by clients the likes of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Vanguard Funds founder John Bogle, and the U.S. Coast Guard to name a few.

I have a web site and Facebook under J.P.Uranker Woodcarver allowing people worldwide to contact me directly and view my work.

I have also been featured in local , national , and University magazine articles and TV.