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Jim Lorriman is a Canadian wood turner living in Ontario, Canada. He makes his home in the Mulmur Hills near Mansfield.
His studio is open by chance or appointment but it always best to call ahead.
Jim makes a wide range of pieces from highly functional salad bowls to the purely visual. His method of construction makes recycling a natural - from his cedar dock wood chargers and bowls to historical turnings made with wood from old buildings or from the bottom of Georgian Bay.
Jim's sentimental pieces are usually made from recycled wood but not always. Many of his customers bring their own wood to him - wood that has memories for them or is a part of their family history. He transforms their wood into beautiful turned work which then are put in prominent places in their homes.
Buying a wedding gift is one thing but having it personalized is another. Jim offers this to all who order or purchase work from his studio. Many of his pieces have a story to them and he puts a synopsis on the bottom of each one.
Different kinds of woods pass through the door of Jim's studio - stair railings, window frames, siding, hockey sticks, old boat parts, lathing and dock cedar. He works his magic and this wood begins a new life as one of Jim's creations.