Monthly featured Artist

John Lucas

“John Lucas is a Viet Nam War veteran from Tennessee who majored in Physical Education and studied Mass Communications. While in the Air Force he furthered the knowledge of photography that began in high school. He used these skills to work in photo stores and went to camera repair school.

This led to his career as a photographer for Tennessee Tech University where he took photos for the school and art students. His skills enabled him to take photos for the artists at the Appalachian Center for Crafts.

It was at the Craft Center where his love for turning really began when he attended his first Tennessee Woodturners Association Symposium with John Jordan, Rude Osolnik and Betty Scarpino as featured demonstrators. From then on John was hooked on woodturning.

John has 35 years of experience working with wood. The marriage of his woodturning and photography skills have led him to produce many wonderful instructional videos on tool use which he shares on YouTube. WoW is fortunate that John shares not only his woodturning and camera expertise but that he also shares his art with the WoW family.

WoW is proud to celebrate John Lucas as Featured Artist of the Month for October 2017.”

The World of Woodturners site (WoW) originated in November, 2001. At its start it was the only interactive site where woodturners could post photos and descriptions of their work and engage in discussion about their art. WoW members think of themselves as a family. They are artists who have become friends and who willingly share their talents and skills. This is a place where the novice freely mixes with the seasoned professional in an atmosphere of shared respect. No one is anonymous and everyone uses their own name. From this venue has arisen some incredible art, some of which can be seen in the public gallery. Enjoy this display of fine work. Access to the site itself is at no cost, by obtaining a membership invitation from an existing WoW family member or contacting site administration at Include your name and a brief description of your woodturning experience in the message.

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