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Meet the Makers: James Walt and Connie Yrjola

MEET THE MAKERS JAMES WALT AKA ‘GRUMPSY’ Quinte West’s James Walt has worked around wood most of his life, so those closest to him probably weren’t too surprised when he took up wood turning as a post retirement hobby. Even the grandson who gave him the nickname “Grumpsy”, the moniker by which the artist signs his pieces, likely didn’t bat an eye. A long career spent in the pulp and paper industry, mostly in a supervisory capacity, made any ...