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Demonstration & Masterclass at the V&A

Join us for a special lecture and demonstration of Central Asian woodcarving techniques on November 03, 2019 in the Hochhauser Auditorium at the V&A.

During the lecture and demonstration sessions in the morning (10:30 -12:30) Naseer discusses his journey of inspiration from his apprenticeship in Tehran, to working on the restoration of historic buildings in the Old City of Kabul, to reinventing his craft at his London-based workshop, Lazo Studios.

Based on examples in the V&A’s collection of carved wooden objects from Central Asia, especially modern-day Uzbekistan, Naseer will discuss and demonstrate different techniques and design approaches. These will range from simple chip-carving, to more complex geometric techniques, to the most complex style of all, floral motifs. To book your tickets please visit the V&A page here.

Masterclass in Central Asian Woodcarving

Following from the morning lecture and demonstration Naseer will be holding an intimate masterclass. Students will get the opportunity to be guided by Naseer in the art of woodcarving their own small carved piece based on designs from the V&A collection.

Some woodcarving experience would be an advantage.

The Masterclass will take place on Sunday, November 03, from 14:00 to 16:30 in the Art Studio SC at the V&A.

To book your tickets including for the morning session please visit the this link.

In the gallery below you get a glimpse of the the process involved starting from the inspiration object to working out and adapting the design, transferring it onto the timber, carving and finishing it. To see a time lapse of the carving process click here.


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