Bonney Lake, WA
A resident of Bonney Lake, Washington; Jacob Lucas has been carving since 2004. Throughout the years he has worked in many mediums such as drawing, clay sculpture, digital design, glass blowing and chainsaw art.
Carving became a dream of Jacob’s when his grandmother bought some cute carved bears at the local fair. “At age 13, I thought it was somthing I could do so I saved my money from working in a lawnmower repair shop and purchased a small saw.” His dreams were soon cut short when two weeks later the new saw was stolen from the garage. Being only 13, Lucas pretty much wrote off becoming a carver.
Eleven years later his grandmother read an article in the paper about a carver and reminded Jacob of his dream so long ago. She offered to buy him a new saw and from then on he has been hooked. A few years in, Jacob decided to try competitive carving; he entered the Reedsport Divisional Chainsaw Competition in Oregon, taking second place in the semi-pro category. He returned the next year and entered as a professional, taking eighth place among 30 of the best carvers in the world.
In 2015, Lucas was invited by Bob King to go to Mulda, Germany as his partner to represent the U.S.A. in the Huskycup Worldcup Championship Invitational Chainsaw Carving Competition against teams from five other countries. The assignment was to create a hunting scene from each group’s country of origin before the age of firearms; they carved a Native American rearing up on a horse and spearing a full sized bison, which took second place overall. Jacob also won second place in the 2015 People’s Choice award at the 3rd Annual McKenzie River Chainsaw & Arts Festival.
Lucus has been featured in many carving articles. He spent three summers sculpting 16 trees over 12 feet tall for the City of Bridgeport next to the Chief Joseph Dam in Eastern Washington. He now has 30 sculptures in the town. Jacob also has a few sculptures on display in the City of Chelan, WA, and carved a 10-foot tall nutcracker for the City of Leavenworth that is located in the center of town across from the Leavenworth, WA, Nutcracker Museum.
Jacob carves full time and takes custom orders. He likes to say “I love to make people smile with my art”.