Jim Bumpas

Jim’s fascination with wood and the art of turning has become a passion and full time avocation since his retirement from 30 years as a hopital administrator. His turnings won Best in Show in the Richmond Woodcraft Annual Woodturning Competition, Professional Category, three years running. One of his turned pieces was recently selected as part of an International Juried Show sponsored by the American Association of Woodturners.

He now resides in Colonial Heights, VA and Kill Devil Hills, NC with his wife Jennifer.

“I enjoy the process of finding and rescuing wood local woods, many with special character that is not revealed until discovered during the turning process. I also work with some exotic imported woods that have unique natural beauty.”