Dale Lucas considers himself an ongoing student of the Windsor chair. He has learned that to make a great chair, he needs to know the many things that blend together to form a pleasing chair — the turnings, the lines and proportions, the shape of the seat, the carvings and (of course) the great finish that's been groomed and perfected by time. Understanding subtle details of the great antique Windsors and recreating those details using the tools, techniques and skills of the old chairmakers is his ongoing passion. His goal is to recreate the grace and character that makes the classic Windsor chair great.
"I love practicing this traditional craft, in very traditional ways. It's a bonus to be recognized by independent jurors from major American museums," noted Lucas. "I am honored and humbled to be named among the top craftworkers in America by Early American Life Magazine in their 2004 Directory of Traditional American Crafts."
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