Arizona wood artist, Edward Jones, first became interested in working with wood over 50 years ago, As a teenager in Tulsa, Ed talked his parents into allowing him to build a wood shop on their property. His first tool purchase was a lathe. After receiving a degree in business administration from Tulsa University, Ed served in the Marines Corps. The next 30 years were spent following a successful career in the insurance business, Over the next 20 more years, Ed returned to his love of wood, building home and custom cabinets. It was after retirement, however, that Ed bought another lathe and began turning wood. At that point, segmented wood - the cutting of wood into small pieces, gluing them together and then turning it on a lathe - became his primary interest. Ed's work was recognized by the Board of the Segmented Woodturners (a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners which has over 14,000 members throughout the world) at their symposium held in October, 2012 at Lake Tahoe. He was one of only three people to be recognized.