Jim Bewley: Woodturner
As a carpenter for forty years in the general construction industry, I only worked with the normal woods often used for cabinetry and trim.
This changed in 1998 when I began to carve bowls and spoons from many locally found woods. I now make most of my pieces on a wood lathe. Each blank of wood mounted to the lathe provides a new challenge. I try to make a functional bowl or vase while showcasing the color and grain of the wood.
After working with close to 100 species of wood, both exotic and local varieties, I am still amazed at what is hidden behind the bark.
While showing the wood turnings, I hope that people and appreciate the art and form created through nature.
All of my items are food safe and will provide years of daily use.
I am a member of the American Association of Woodturners, the Keystone Woodturners, the Pennsylvania Craft Guild, and a juried member of the Chester County Craft Guild. My wife Paula and I live in West Chester, PA.