"From log to art" Woodworker Lee Ellis presents his process and his work. Lee explains, "My wood working career started with building and repairing furniture. I have had a lathe for many years, but started learning what it would do in 1995 with a trip to an AAW annual meeting. I have taken many classes, attended symposiums and practiced many hours to learn new skills. My pieces are created to show the natural features of the wood and are one of a kind. Bowls are finished with salad bowl finish and are all safe for food. The burls are a unique growth on some trees and have very interesting features. I use a bowl saver tool to turn many pieces from one burl and use the smaller cut offs for the vases and Christmas ornaments." Jim is a member of CCA Gallery down the street from the Museum.