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Woodturning artist Nick Agar's large-scale, multi-textured turned wood sculptures, created at his Dartington studio and gallery in Devon, have earned him a reputation for producing highly individual, beautifully crafted art.

Having a vast understanding of his medium and preferring to buy the whole tree rather than a plank of wood, Nick chooses intriguing wind blown or dead timber for the majority of his work, using burrs and burls - exposing treasures beneath the bark.

Inspired by organic forms, pottery, and his natural surroundings on Dartmoor, he specialises in hollow forms and large diameter work, and is renowned for his wall sculptures in particular.

He often incorporates carving, weaving and metalwork in his pieces; these have won him prizes at major shows, including the NEC, for design, style and presentation.

In addition to exhibiting widely, Nick is in constant demand for commissions from collectors, his wide range of clients including HRH Prince of Wales, Dukes, Duchesses and the Royal jewellers, Aspreys.

Nick occassionally appears at large demonstration events held around the country, both as a demonstrator and a judge. He and his work have also featured on BBC and ITV lifestyle television programmes.

He is an elected member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, and a Registered Professional Turner.

You can view more of Nick's work on his website: http://www.turningintoart.com/

 
Hermit Series no. 7
Sweet Chestnut, Steel and Acrylic
Difficult to make as all tentacles are welded to a central pole inside through the tiny holes in the turned vessel.
Hermit Series no. 7
Sweet Chestnut, Steel and Acrylic
Difficult to make as all tentacles are welded to a central pole inside through the tiny holes in the turned vessel.
Zulu Trap Shield
Ash, Steel and Acrylic. Scorched and textured
Turned both sides 26" dia approx .
Fossil Shield
Burr oak, scorched and limed, 2 ft. diameter approx.
This wall sculpture was turned and carved.
Giant burr elm wall sculpture.
184" max diameter 2 1/2" deep
Turned and carved .
Fossil Flower
Turned carved and scorched from one piece of burr oak. The rose thorns were the only added parts .the piece was turned part dry so movement occurred around the petals
Floor standing sculpture, burr elm, carved and scorched turned both sides
2 ft high, 2" deep
Floor standing sculpture, burr elm, carved and scorched turned both sides
2 ft high, 2" deep
Hermit no 6
Sycamore & black chromed steel. This work was meant to
have an aquatic feel and movement to it ,as though it is off somewhere to explore.
Spider box
Spalted beech, ebony and steel
10" high approx.
Close up of sycamore wall sculpture, multi axis turned, acrylic ink .
Ancient Industrial
Large floor standing sculpture. Ash, scorched &
ebonised and acrylic spray. Turned on both sides.
size aprox 3 ft square x 4 " deep on steel base.
 

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