Lucas Hundley was raised in the Appalachian mountains. He began his woodworking career at the age of 12 when he stepped up on a wooden box so that he might reach his father's lathe. Under the tutelage of local woodturners, including Roger Jacobs and Allen Hollar, Lucas soon became an accomplished woodturner. His work earned him recognition by the American Woodturners' Association and he was awarded an internship in Yamanaka,Japan where he studied at the Kanazawa Lacquer Center. There he was able to focus on the Japanese style of turning and practice the art of Japanese lacquer work.
Lucas received an Associates Degree in Professional Crafts - wood from Haywood Community College in North Carolina. He continued his education at Appalachian Center for Craft/Tennessee Tech University and received a BFA with a concentration in wood. He returned to his mountain home where he continues turning in addition to creating custom architectural projects and furniture.