MTW Archive: Nick Agar
Nick Agar Interview:
Having now relocated to the United states he has recently opened new teaching studios near Savannah Georgia. With more than 30 years experience He has a great understanding of his medium.
Choosing Maples for decorative works or burrs and intriguing or figured timber for sculptures or natural edged works Nick is a master at exposing natures treasures that hide beneath the bark.
Inspired by organic forms, pottery, sea life, ancient cultures and his natural surroundings, he specialises in hollow forms, large diameter work, and surface enhancement. He is renowned for his Viking sunset bowls and wall sculptures in particular. His award-winning work often incorporates carving, airbrushing ceramic and metal effects.
In addition to exhibiting widely and appearing at international conferences both as a demonstrator and a judge, 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. He and his work have also featured on BBC and ITV lifestyle television programmes.
Nick is a member of the Worshipful Company of Turners and has recently been awarded the Freedom of the city of London in recognition of his services to the world of woodturning.
Nick is Patron of the Max Carey Woodturning Trust the only woodturning trust in the UK. He is co author of the book "woodturning evolution" an elected member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, and a Registered Professional Turner. A member of the AWGB and AAW He has also been made Honorary member of several woodturning clubs at home and abroad. Nick is a popular demonstrator /teacher on the Woodturning cruise .