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Jordan works in Tennessee, where he was the former President of the Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists, and Former Vice-President and a founding member of the Tennessee Association of Woodturners. He is the consummate teacher, teaching over thirty workshops each year in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Jordan develops detailed surface textures by using bleaches or dyes on simple vessels, so that "the color and the pattern in the wood complement the form." He uses discarded pieces of wood found at dumps or construction sites, and then transforms them into highly precious objects through the labor-intensive acts of carving, texturing, and finishing.