world-Renowned woodwork artist
Nick Agar is a world-renowned, award-winning, sculptural woodworking artist. He has a well-earned reputation for producing highly individual, beautifully crafted works of art.
Nick has been working in his medium for more than 30 years. In addition to regularly exhibiting and appearing as a judge at international conferences, he is in constant demand from collectors who want to commission his work around the world.
The Viking Bowl
Nick's work is influenced by organic forms, pottery, sea life, ancient cultures, and the natural surroundings. He specializes in hollow forms, large diameters, and surface enhancement. Nick is renowned for his Viking Sunset Bowl, a multi-textured work that combines woodworking and professional artistry.
Award Winning Work
A full range of techniques is employed in his award-winning work, including carving, pyrography, airbrushing, ceramic effects, and metal effects. With maples for decorative works or burls for sculptures and intriguing or figured timber for natural edged works, Nick is a master at exposing nature's treasures buried beneath the bark.
Distinguished Clients & Media
His wide range of clients include HRH Prince of Wales, Dukes, Duchesses, and the Royal jewelers Asprey. He has also appeared on BBC and ITV lifestyle television programs.
King Arthur's Tools Signature Series
Nick helped develop the brilliant Signature Series in partnership with King Arthur's Tools for the wonderful world of woodturning.
With Nick’s Signature Series accessories you can greatly extend the versatility of surface enhancement and finishing in woodturning and carving. The set includes everything you need for miniature work while turning, carving, shaping, sanding, finishing and polishing.
Chroma Craft Signature Series
With Nick's Chroma Craft Signature Series, artisans can take their finishing to a whole new level. The finishes bring out fine detail and highlight the piece's prominent features with specially crafted paints, gilts, and rust effects.
These finishes can be used on wood, metal, plastic, glass, and ceramic. The Signature Series by Nick can elevate any piece into a work of art.
Nick authored the book Woodturning Evolution along with David Springett, which demonstrates a new method for shaping narrow strips of wood to create curvy, graceful, asymmetrical vessels.
Nick and David share their innovative methods and stunning designs in 14 unique projects, along with instructions on tooling, materials, and techniques.
Memberships, Honors & Awards
He is an elected member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, as well as a Registered Professional Turner. He is a member of the Worshipful Company of Turners and was recently awarded the Freedom of the City of London for his services to the world of woodturning.
Nick is a patron of the Max Carey Woodturning Trust, the only woodturning trust in the United Kingdom. He is also a member of both the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain (AWGB) and American Association of Woodturners (AAW), as well as numerous other woodturning clubs both at home and overseas. Nick is also a popular teacher and demonstrator on the Woodturning Cruise.
Nick recently opened a new teaching studio near Savannah, Georgia in the United States.
I am honored to be an ambassador for Axminster Woodturning, Tormek Sharpening and Manpa Tools. It is my pleasure to be a Robust dealer, and I feel it is one of the very finest lathes on the market today. This is why I chose to have them in my woodturning school in Brooklyn, Georgia.
There is nothing more striking than an American Made, American Beauty with its tilt-away tailstock, adjustable lathe height, easily accessible indexing, stainless steel bed plus all the other extras, such as the many different tool rest designs.
We had such a wonderful class. I thoroughly enjoyed learning from Nick. I first saw Nick demonstrate at the Turn On! Chicago symposium and knew that he would be an excellent hands on teacher.
I watched as he interacted with everyone in the class and can honestly say, it seemed he met everyone at their level from beginner to advanced. He covered basic and advanced turning techniques, embellishing, texturing, airbrushing, burnishing and the use of his signature finishes. Each new technique was presented through a short tutorial to the entire group, a Q & A session and then individual assistance was offered.
For me, Nick's teaching style was just what I needed. As an advanced turner, Nick encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone to try new techniques, allowing me the time to attempt them and then offering tips and encouragement when they were needed.
If you are considering hiring a demonstrator for club demo, symposium or hands on classes, you cannot go wrong with Nick Agar. He knows his stuff but more importantly, he knows how to communicate so that anyone who listens will soon know it too!
President, Windy City Woodturners
Visit The Studios
You’re invited to come and spend an inspiring time at the exciting new “Nick Agar Studios” in Brooklet near Savannah GA. Many aspects of wood turning, sculpture, pyrography, airbrushing and wood art are taught at this unique setup by Nick Agar and other renowned teachers and artists.
Attend Woodworking Events With Nick
Enrich your woodworking pursuit. Here is a list of upcoming Expos, Demos, Cruises, Conferences, Workshops, and Symposiums. Find the ideal destination that inspires you and establish a connection with the woodworking community.
Book your woodturning class today!
Don’t miss your chance to learn from a world class instructor. Nick's classes address a broad range of skills & abilities.