Jim Brandon is a wood artist living in Pisgah Forest, Western North Carolina. This area is well known for its wide variety of hardwood species including maple, walnut, oak, hemlock, cedar, cherry, sourwood, mountain laurel, holly, ash, sycamore, and many more. The majority of his raw materials originate from either his (or his neighbor's) property, or within a short drive/hike from home. There's not a burl or root-ball that isn't being eyed as potential raw material for a new project.
Jim's work tends to incorporate multi-media into his turned projects, including metal, concrete, barbed wire, and colored dyes. Balance is sometimes skewed, and soft, smooth, sharp, and harsh effects are often combined for dramatic effect.
Please feel free to contact Jim through this website, or email at: Jim.email@example.com
New creative projects are continuously being produced in the shop and studio. In the shop, the lathe is the primary shaping tool, and can handle diameters up to 22" and lengths up to 4 ft. Table saw, band saw, drill press, bench grinder and hand tools are available as needed.
Final assembly and finishing takes place in the studio. This is where the final magic takes place!
Keep an eye out for the latest new projects as this website grows and evolves.
Click the Gallery button to see the entire portfolio.