- About Us
Every Single Item We Sell Is Hand-Made in the USA by Local Artisans
Forked Up Art Was Hand-Built With Hard Work
In 2010, during the recession, founder Judson Jennings suddenly found himself without steady work and struggling to pay bills for school.
"When the economy went down, all of the full time welders came back into part-time positions, and all open welding positions disappeared."
While living with his In-Laws, Judson, with his unstoppable passion for creativity, took a bag of flatware that his mother-in-law was throwing out and created his first figurine.
"At first I didn't think much of it,. Being out of work, I just had more free time and I enjoy welding and creating new things. My friends thought my invention was cool so I started making more, and they started selling."
All Great Things Start Small
Using Etsy.com as a selling tool, Judson hand-welded his pieces in the household workshop and bent/shipped them in the basement kitchen. On March 4th of 2010, various bloggers picked up on the "iPhone Holder" piece and took it all the way to CNET.com. This blew away all other sales statistics, and the Judson was amazed at the sales potential it had and thus was born: Forked Up Art
After somehow fulfilling all those orders in miraculous time, Judson took his concept to Art Festivals and Craft Fairs throughout the western United States. While working a booth at a local Farmers Market, Judson got his first call from a store wanting to carry his product at wholesale. He inquired about wholesale pricing, and decided to go for it. He saw the potential for his company to grow into a wholesaling company, and has taken his "Forked Up Concept" to wholesale shows around the country. Forked Up Art now sells to over 1000 retailers nation wide and is dedicated to being the "Fork Authority of the World." Now creating pieces for the yard as well as the table, lamps and chandeliers, and jewelry made out of forks and spoons. "If it's done with forks and spoons, we want to be the ones doing it".
Forked Up Art Supports Local Artisans
Today, Forked Up Art remains true to its roots. Every single piece sold is hand-made by local artisans in Utah. This makes each piece truly unique and appreciable. Not only are our fork and spoon art figurines and other items appealing conversation starters, but they are often functional too. With hundreds of 5-Star reviews across multiple selling channels, you can guarantee you will be satisfied with any purchase. Only expert, passionate artisans touch any of our pieces and the work continues to speaks for itself. If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind hand-made gift or just something to spruce up the home or office, look no further.
Forked Up Art, LLC
425 N 400 W #2C
425 N 400 W #2C
North Salt Lake, UT 84054