Nikos Siragas Short Biography

Nikos specializes in combining turning and carving to create artistic sculptural forms using mainly local woods from the island of Crete where he has lived all his life.  He takes his inspiration from the sea, which he lives close to, as well as being influenced both by the beautiful natural environment he lives in and the classic forms of Ancient Greece.  He has a vast range of woodturning experience as he has supplied his own gallery in Rethymno for the last 30 years and has helped in restoration projects of Venetian and Turkish buildings in the historic old town of Rethymno. In addition to running his gallery, he holds woodturning courses in his workshop, writes articles for Woodturning magazine, has designed a deep hollowing tool for Hamlet Tools in the UK and demonstrates and teaches each year in various places in Europe.  More recently he has set up the first Greek woodturning club and started demonstrating in schools to help encourage young people to take up woodturning.

Experience as a demonstrator/presenter

International Woodworking Exhibiton  Wembley UK 1998
International Seminar for AFTAB  France 2000
International Woodworking Show  UK 2003
Teaching, Stavangar  Norway 2003, 2007, 2008
Utah Woodrurning Symposium  USA 2004
International Woodworking Show  Belgium 2010, 2011, 2018
Gorey International Seminar  Ireland 2015
International Woodturning Seminar  Spain 2016
International Art Exhibtion Tenerife, Spain 2017
AWGB International Seminar  UK 2022

23 years of demonstrating and teaching at UK woodturning clubs.