Jim Miles comes from a line of four generations of woodworkers from the mountains of North Carolina. Since learning the craft from his father over thirty-five years ago, he has gone on to craft wood in almost any imaginable design, including furniture, buildings, boat-docks, woodcrafts and woodturning. Jim enjoys the challenge of making creations of small, precisely cut pieces of wood assembled into intricate designs in bowls and vases. One work may contain hundreds of segments. Nearly every piece of wood Jim uses is obtained from a local source and comes with a story about its origin.