Love at first shavings
A refugee from the deserts of West Texas, Jim Conway moved to the Pacific Northwest to escape the searing heat and oppressive dryness. He first discovered Washington State in 1962 at Ft Lewis. Mesmerized by the beauty of the area, he vowed to return. It only took 40 more years to happen.
Growing up and working on a farm in the El Paso valley, Jim was constantly building things of wood and of metal. But it wasn’t until he moved to Port Townsend that he became acquainted with turning wood on a lathe. And, since arriving here, he’s been turning wood like crazy. It was love at first shavings.
Jim has always had an appreciation for the inherent beauty of wood, and chooses his raw material to show off that beauty. He lets the wood take center stage and show itself off to the beholder.