Wood has been essential to civilization and its utility and beauty still calls to many of us. Jim rescues pieces of trees here on Whidbey Island and are a record of climate and time. As a carpenter he has always hoarded wood and counted tree rings. Forms are developed on the lathe from green wood, most are allowed to dry then returned to round and sanded. Other pieces are turned to a finished thickness, smoothed with hand scrapers, and allowed to dry and distort. All finishes are food safe using tung or walnut oil and sometimes wax. Jim offers functional bowls however his interests tend toward the useless, cracked, wrinkled, and decayed. His goal is to always celebrate treeness.