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This lectern was designed and crafted in honor of the 40th anniversary of the University of Alabama’s New College program. The lectern was hand crafted using handtools from quartersewn Oak to evoke the spirit of John Ruskin and William Morris.

I am a craftsman and designer living in Northport, Alabama. I work almost exclusively with handtools. Crafting by hand, carving the wood with knife and blade, brings out the soul of the tree, and imparts a quality that is not often found today. My pieces contain not only the spirit of the tree, but the spirit of the maker as well.