The hours I spend at the lathe are a communion. The fellowship of wood and steel is a spiritual experience by itself, and the yield is always more than art or kindling. Wood is a gift of Nature, each piece unique and full of potential surprises. Shape and function speak of history, the diverse past and present civilizations and cultures of the world. Each piece evolves according to its unique natural design. The process of revelation is a rewarding experience for me and hopefully for other observers.

Jamie Donaldson