Jim Lorriman is a Canadian wood turner living in Ontario. He makes his home in the Mulmur Hills near Mansfield.
He has pieces in collections around the globe and is known in Canada and the United States for his "stick" bowls and vases.
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.
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.
Jim Lorriman, Wood Turner
757082 2nd Line East, Mulmur
Shelburne, Ontario, Canada
After studying at the Ontario College of Art, Ron worked as a commercial photographer and graphic designer before turning his attention to furniture. In 1987 he started Carriage House Designs, designing and building limited production and commissioned furniture for clients in both Canada and the United States. In 1992 he moved to Perth, Ontario to continue working on commissions from a studio next to his home near Otty Lake.
While his work is influenced by a wide variety of historical furniture styles, he also draws inspiration from outside the tradition of furniture making. Such diverse sources as Japanese architecture, 20th century industrial design and the forms of his natural surroundings are all echoed in his work.
A founding member of The Furniture Society, Ron has an enthusiasm for furniture making and design that he has shared with students at Rosewood Studio since 2002. In July 2007, he became the owner and program director of the school, where he continues to draw on over twenty five years of experience designing and building furniture.
2 Wilson St. West
Perth, Ontario, Canada. K7H 2M5
Phone : 613 264-9900 Toll Free: 1-866-704-7778
Hendrik Varju has been running his fine furniture business, Passion for Wood, since 1996. He has been recognized internationally for his work, including his unique talent for teaching woodworking skills to others. Hendrik has been published not only in Canada, but also in the United States and United Kingdom. In addition, Hendrik's instructional woodworking DVDs have so far been sold in 18 countries on 5 continents. Hendrik's country workshop is located in Erin, Ontario, just outside of Acton.
Early in 2013, Canadian Home Workshop magazine called Hendrik one of "Canada's Top Woodworkers" and one of "Our nation's brightest and best workshop gurus" (published in the Winter 2013 issue). He has taught woodworking courses not only in his own workshop, but also on location in different parts of Canada, the United States and even Europe.
New as of late 2012, Hendrik is now offering cooking instruction in addition to his well known woodworking courses. Of Hendrik's many interests, his favourite way to spend a day off work is cooking and baking, which he learned from the youngest age. Hendrik specializes in Hungarian and Mexican cuisine, which follows his heritage.
Passion for Wood
RR2, Acton, Ontario, Canada L7J 2L8
Phone: (519) 853-2027