Wilcox County


John Daniel’s materials include wood, glue, epoxy, fiberglass and carbon fiber. His sources include donated scrap wood and local vendors. After his inspiration has been sketched, and he finds the time, he works in the shop, or outside. (John Daniel is a full-time student at Wilcox Academy in Camden.)

Inspired by a local woodworker who was building wood strip canoe, John Daniel designed and built a wood strip paddle. Living in the Black Belt, with its abundance of rivers and creeks, was added motivation for him to build items out of wood by himself. He is also interested in wood burning and making walking sticks.

Not only does he appreciate hearing people say his work is good, but he has taken art show honors such as Best of Show at Wilcox Academy, 1st Place in District and the Alabama Private School State Art Show.