JOHN LUCAS retired seven years ago as a photographer from Tennessee Tech University where he worked for 26 years. He has actively been a hobbyist woodworker for over 35 years. John has always had a creative side which started to come together as he began to create unique works of art.
Photography has taught him to “see” the simple sights around us; along with his sense of humor, this allows him to constantly play with new ideas. He became involved with the Appalachian Center for Crafts where he began to focus on woodturning and carving which lead him to explore many of the possibilities that exist from the lathe. John has written articles for American Woodturner, Woodturning Design, More Woodturning, Woodturning Fundamentals, and the English publication Woodturning. He has also taught classes at Arrowmont, John C Campbell Folk School and the Appalachian Center for Crafts. John currently travels around the country doing demo’s for wood turning clubs and symposiums.