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My primary occupation is with antique restoration, in my shop I will also duplicate carving on these items or produce original carved or turned wood items. I am involved with mirror re-silvering, brass polishing, and marble repair as well.

A few of my other professional interests include set design, writing, such as theater review and fiction.

Profile Summary:
Antique Restoration Spencer, IA
Sculpting Spencer, IA
Many roles and set designs under my belt. Spencer, IA
Coffee Roaster Spencer, IA
More About Me
My other interests are in coffee roasting and brewing. I am an avid canoeist and enjoy camping when I can. A little gardening as well, I am busy restoring a couple old structures. Presently my main project is in carving a Cigar Store Indian.
Work Experience:
A lot of set design and stage work in Shakespeare as well other classic and modern drama, comedy, and musical work acting and directing.

About 10 antique reproduction bars have my name on them, which I designed and built for commercial purposes and some for home use.

I have written a couple plays and am completing my first novel.

My major business for many years was designing and producing wooden toys, these I would sell at craft fairs and to stores.

Built a house, do pen and ink illustration, and have worked as a draftsman, and architectural model builder.
Theater Major at U of Neb.
Business Major at Yavipia Col. Az.
Taught for Iowa Lakes Com. Col.
Organizations / Affilations:
Spencer Alliance for a Creative Economy, Board Member

Spencer Community Theater, Designer/Director

Spencer Area Arts Council, Board Member
James Schooley is located in Spencer, IA and has the following skills: Antique Restoration, Sculpting, Many roles and set designs under my belt., Coffee Roaster
Art / Creative, Cooking / Culinary, Acting / Drama, Skilled Trade / Crafts
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My Skills

Antique Restoration

Category: Skilled Trade / Crafts
Saving antiques from abuse and destructive repair practices.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Lots of practical experience.
Years Experience: 35


Category: Art / Creative
What ever you need carved.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 10

Many roles and set designs under my belt.

Category: Acting / Drama
The plays the thing
Relevant Education / Credentials
College and relevant experience.
Years Experience: 35

Coffee Roaster

Category: Cooking / Culinary
Make beans taste real good!
Relevant Education / Credentials
Trial and error
Years Experience: 2