Jim is our new President. He will be demonstrating at our regular meeting in January. His work was recently featured on the cover of the American Woodturner magazine.
Jim writes: "Even though the painting is integral to defining my textures, most of the interest in my work has been in the carving and texturing process. I use a wide variety of carving tools including many rotary carving burs. I also use a power carver with a variety of carving bits. However much of my finer texturing is achieved using wood burning tips in an excavation process. "
You can see more of his work on his website: www.jimpiper.com.