Jim Ramsey has been working with his hands since childhood. He helped his father build a 21-foot Chris Craft cruiser, (Ok, how much help can a seven year old be, but he was there). Then he moved on to HO model trains followed by flying model airplanes.
Jim spent 23 years in the Air Force as a photographic repair technician before retiring in Olathe, Kansas. It was then he got serious about woodworking. For the past 15 years Jim has attended the Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Franklin, Indiana. He has taken classes on cabinet making, veneer work, marquerty, and mixed media. He also attended workshops on inlay, finishing, carving, and working with curves. It was with curves that Jim found the direction he wanted to take with his woodworking skills.
Curves were a natural move in creating the work you will find here in his jewelry boxes. Other wood artists have inspired Jim as well as his own original interpretation of each piece.
Jim has lectured at the Kansas City Woodworking Guild, also the Wichita Kansas and St. Joseph Missouri guilds.
FIrst place 3-D category, Mid Winter Art Fair - 2016.
Second place in the Woodworking shows showoff contest (Kansas City show) - 2010
Runner up in Marc Adams School of Woodworking Scholarship contest - 2006
Jim's wooden sculptures and boxes have been showcased in the following exhibitions:
Olathe College Church of the Nazarene annual Artist showcase
The Woodworking Shows Showoff contest
Hollis renewal Center Art Fair
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