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Georgy Metichian

Georgy Metichian Woodcarver
Contact
English, Armenian, Georgian, Russian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+44 7838185437
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Finding his calling

  • • Georgy is a member of the Art Workers' Guild London
  • • He created an object for HRH Prince of Wales
  • • He loves working with natural organic material

Georgy Metichian was born, raised and educated in an Armenian family in Tbilisi, Georgia. He specialised in wood technology at Tbilisi Art School before opening a workshop in his hometown to restore wood pieces and make his own. Already a rising star in furniture making and artistic wood carving in his home country, in 1994, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, he moved to London, hoping to exploit new opportunities to unlock his potential. Since then, he has worked for private clients on a range of bespoke commissions, mostly picture frames. His works can be seen in the National Gallery, the Imperial War Museum, Leighton House Museum, Ealing Cathedral, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. Georgy also teaches his craft at an art school in London.

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Works

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Falling Water cabinet

This prize-winning cabinet is made from brown oak and lined inside with Lebanon cedar. It was designed by Martin Grierson, while Georgy hand carved the wavy patterns on the doors, demonstrating the innovation arising from an effective collaboration between designer and master artisan. The chisel marks were left apparent on the surface, the hallmark of a hand finish.

Length 150 cm
Height 105 cm
Width 52 cm

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Brackets

This pair of brackets was commissioned by a client who shares Georgy’s passion for Renaissance designs, especially the acanthus leaf motif. The intricate details were entirely carved by hand. The plain flat tops are perfect for displaying a prized possession.

Length 30 cm
Height 40 cm
Width 18 cm

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English Woodland

For this tableau Georgy carved foliage from lime wood and set the leaves against a blue-grey background, giving them a slightly reflective beeswax finish. The piece is characteristic of Georgy’s innovative approach, finding inspiration in Renaissance paintings and interpreting them as woodcarvings.

Length 30 cm
Height 40 cm
Width 5 cm

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Palm Frond frame

It took Georgy almost six weeks to craft this frame. He carved the mat with palm leaf motifs in limewood and used English walnut for the surround. The frame was then finished with a French polish. The piece is typical of Georgy’s work, inspired not only by classical sculpture but also by paintings and drawings interpreted in woodcarving.

Length 27 cm
Height 35 cm
Width 15 cm

Georgy Metichian Woodcarver

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