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A Touch of Elegance
November, 2008 - Vase created
February, 2009 – Submitted for jurying for the Unity & Diversity Exhibition. Piece was accepted into the show
May, 2009 – All works accepted into the Unity & Diversity Exhibition were shipped to Cheongju, South Korea, to be a part of the Canadian Pavilion at the Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2009
August, 2009 – While the piece was in South Korea, an image of the vase was submitted to the NICHE awards jurying for 2010. The piece was listed as a NICHE Award Finalist, 2010
September through November, 2009 - Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2009 – Jim Lorriman attended the exhibition in South Korea and gave a lecture, at the Canadian Pavilion, on woodturning.
February through April, 2010 – The vase returned to Canada and was shown, as part of a smaller exhibition called the Cultural Olympiad, at the Museum of Vancouver during the Olympics.
June 2010 – The vase was chosen to be part of a show that was on during the G20 and G8 Conferences in Toronto and Muskoka.
The Colour of Lilac - Lilac
This vase was made in July of 2009. Although not as storied as the one above it still has all the characteristics of lilac. Lilac splits badly when drying. Rather than trying to recover wood from around the cracks, a tedious job at best, I incorporated them and made them part of the overall design. (I took only sound wood on the first lilac bowl that I made. It was a nice piece but a long torturous journey to completion. I ended up calling it "Bowl by a 1000 Cuts".)