Jay Feinberg is born in Woodmere, New York — a suburb of New York City.
(We'll explain the name change later!)
Jay is accepted at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island.
When Jay turns one, the family moves to Highland Park, Illinois.
At the age of 12, he returns to the Northeast with his family and settles in Montvale, New Jersey.
Even as a youngster, Jay exhibits artistic talent. He is encouraged by his parents and teachers to pursue his love of arts and crafts by learning weaving, macramé, painting, and metalsmithing.