Wood Carving Workshop w/ Nasser Mansouri
Saturday 24 February 10am to 1pm
The Koppel Project Baker Street
This class will be a taster session to learn basic woodcarving techniques and work on a piece you will be able to proudly take home. This workshop is animated by Nasser Mansouri who will introduce you to the beautiful Afghan heritage of Nurastani art. Note that all of the carving tools and wood material will be provided during the session. And that due to the success of this workshop, a second session will be held in March. If you have attended the first session, this is an opportunity to continue working on your piece and deepen your knowledge around Nurastani art! If not, come and join us for a enriching moment of craft making.
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Nasser is one of the most accomplished classical carvers in the world. After apprenticing in Iran, Nasser returned to Afghanistan in 2006, where he was recruited as a woodwork master at the Turquoise Mountain Institute. Nasser has completed numerous prestigious commissions from a whole suite of woodwork for London’s Connaught Hotel, to producing all the woodwork for UNESCO’s restoration of the Gowhar Shad Mausoleum in Herat. Today, Nasser’s private clients include Presidents and Princes, as well as 5 Star Hotels and New York architecture firms.