Jim has turned wood in England and Ontario but since retiring as a Chemical Engineer, most of his turning has been done in Calgary, Alberta. The opportunity to display the natural beauty of wood is his inspiration and motivation.
His bowls, goblets, platters and other turnings are made using Canadian and American woods, primarily maple. Pieces are finished with oil and buffed with carnuba or beeswax.
Jim is a member of the American Association of Woodturners and is a founding member of the Calgary Woodturners Guild. His work has been featured in numerous exhibits throughout Alberta and in the US. Examples of Jim’s work are featured in the book 500 Wood Bowls published by Lark Books in 2004.
[NOTE: You will not find all of Jim's work in our online shop. The photos below of examples are some of the work we have had in the gallery. Please contact us for photos of current work which we can provide in real time!]
NOTE: The pieces you see on this page and in our online store by this artist may not be available. Also, we may have more pieces in our gallery that don't show up online. Please contact us or come visit the gallery to see works by this artist that are currently available.
Bluerock Gallery Inc. acknowledges the land in which it is is situated on as the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.