There is a rumour going around that I have retired. I may be slowing down and I am working less hours but I definitely haven't retired. I am still taking commissions, I am working on an exciting project and I am still doing the Ojibway Art Show. I also donate a piece each year to Bayscapes, the Georgian Bay Land Trust's fundraising event. (See below.) Definitely not retired!
I have the recycled cedar dock wood bowl (below) in the online auction. You can bid on it and 70+ other items. For complete information and links to the auction and party, please go to gblt.org/bayscapes.
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Jim Lorriman is a full time professional Canadian wood turner living in Ontario, Canada. He makes his home in the Mulmur Hills.
He moved during the summer of 2017 and his studio is no longer at his old home. He is now working part time in his new studio near the north end of Mulmur.
To contact him, use the form here. Mobile phone connections are spotty at his studio so the best way to get in touch is through the form above. He responds to all emails.
If you wish to commission work or purchase a piece, please contact him here.
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 is then 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.