In 1997, after working construction for a few years and working in various locations across Canada and the United States, he decided to return to creative life and set up a second pottery studio. He returned to Saskatchewan from Vancouver and started searching for a heritage building. On the advice of friends, he bought and renovated the vacant 1928 schoolhouse in Duval, Saskatchewan and named it Newschool Arts. Creating one of a kind pieces and functional dinnerware has been his focus since then. Jeffrey is joined here with his wife Nadia, who manages the business. He has served on the board of the Saskatchewan Craft Council, has been involved with CARFAC SK as a mentor and as a mentee, and is a founding member of The Last Mountain Artists’ Collective and Regina Art Collective.
Highlights in Jeffrey’s creative practice include; the creation of a baptismal font installed at Luther College, showing an antler handled vase in the 2019 Saskatchewan Craft Council touring exhibition “Dimensions”, having an antler handled vase purchased by the Saskatchewan Arts Board for the provincial permanent collection and participating with Regina Art Collective and Sâkêwêwak in opening the Lobby Gallery at the Regina Performing Arts Centre.