Saturday, April 25, 2015

Jim Lorriman...extraordinary wood turner!

King's Point Pottery Gallery & Studio is very proud to announce we are now showing the amazing work of 
Jim Lorriman. ( We are so excited to have his work here in NL!) Jim's pieces can be found in various collections on every continent except Antarctica.  His work has been purchased by a former US president and been given as gifts to a member of the British Royal Family.  He is represented by a number of galleries across Canada and the United States.

Jim was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and has made his home near Mansfield, Ontario.  He is self-taught but both his father and grandfather worked wood in their spare time.  Like them he started off in furniture and wooden boat building but left these traditional pursuits to become a full-time wood turner.

Early in his career he came across a book by Dale Nish which described how to make a bowl from a board.  Intrigued, Jim tried this technique and has not looked back.  He took Nish's basic idea and expanded the horizon almost exponentially.  

Jim uses this method to give new life to old wood.  Dock cedar, fallen branches from the forest, stair railings, window frames, historical wood and so on - all have been given new life through Jim's careful nurturing.

Always trying to find new and better ways of making his pieces, Jim is constantly innovating.  He is aware that others may wish to follow him.  To this end he has been making videos of his methods of work and various techniques which he employs. 

Thank you Jim, for allowing us to be your first gallery here in Atlantic Canada!

Jim's Website:
(Images and text from Jim's website.)

Monday, March 2, 2015

March of Mugs 6-7-8, 2015

What:   Pop up Gallery Exhibition/Show featuring international ceramic artists
Where: Plantation, St John's, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
When:  March 6th, 7th, & 8th, 2015
Who:   Alexis Templeton (artist/curator), Fong Choo, Debra Kuzyk, Ray Mackie, Michael Schael, Wendy Shirran, Robin Dupont, Michael Flaherty, Danny Meisinger, Reid Schoonover, Marcelina Salazar, Isabella St John, Erin McArthur, Linda Yates, David Hayashida.

A great big "thank you" goes out to Alexis Templeton for creating this amazing pop up gallery show! What a honour it is to be invited to come into the capital and be part of the this gallery show in person. Can't wait to see what will be available this year for all the collectors and other lovers of fine pottery!!!!!!!! (It's so exciting!)