Growing up in Jamestown, New York, and acquiring his first turning lathe at the age
of ten, Jim Dupler has pursued a life-long career in woodworking. He has learned the
craft of furniture making from German, Swedish and Italian craftsmen. He operated
a successful custom furniture and antique repair business in New York, where he was
much in demand at the famous “Chautauqua Institution” as well as in Canada and

After his move to Indianapolis in 1994, due to his wife, Miriam’s transfer with
Chautauqua Airlines, his love of woodturning has drawn him to concentrate on
creating art pieces, which have consistently brought him first prize at various art
shows held in the Indianapolis area.  Jim is sought out for his teaching, lectures and
demonstrations in the Indianapolis area and enjoys sharing his passion and
experience with others.

Some of his experience includes:

  • Regular Instructor at Rockler and Woodcraft stores
  • Regular member of the CCA Galley, Zionsville, IN
  • Work featured in the Indianapolis Museum of Art gift shop
  • Numerous demonstrations at Indianapolis Woodworking Clubs
  • Assisted Matthew Hill at a vocational school in Oklahoma City
  • Assisted Matthew Hill at Marc Adams School in Indianapolis
  • First and Second Prize at the Dayton Woodcarvers and Woodturners show (2008)
  • Featured in several national magazines
James Dupler - woodturner
gallery hours:
monday - thursday, 10:00a - 5:00p
friday - saturday,  10:00a - 8:00p  (2nd saturday, 10:00a - 9:00p)
sunday 12:00p - 5:00p
address: 111 west main street, suite 135, carmel, indiana  46032  (NEW LOCATION!)
phone: 317-844-2388 or 888-299-3659