To encounter the work of Dimitrios Klitsas, the master wood carver, is to experience an ancient way of seeing the classical tradition come alive. It is to be surprised by the infinite perspectives generated from within his lifelike renderings of the natural world. These wood carvings retain their ability to delight and amaze even after years of familiarity. Dimitrios is steeped in the true classical tradition, applying that art to all styles, producing wood sculpture, hand carved furniture and every type of architectural ornament. He works with patrons to bring to life their own vision for hand carved wood ornament. Dimitrios also teaches wood sculpting in his own woodcarving school, thereby maintaining the living, classical tradition for the generations to come.
Dimitrios Klitsas is a wood sculptor whose contributions to art are without equal among contemporary craftsmen... With exceptional technical virtuosity and good judgment, Mr. Klitsas consistently surpasses one's expectations, creating work of sublime beauty."
–Thomas N. Rajkovich, Architect - Evanston, Illinois
Dimitrios Klitsas is a master wood carver and teacher trained in the classical European tradition. On Wednesdays from October to May, Dimitrios conducts three-hour wood carving classes for regular students close enough to be able to commute to his studio in Hampden, MA. For students from farther away, he offers longer, intensive workshops one to two weeks in length. And starting this fall, Dimitrios is offering sessions by appointment for those who cannot attend the regular Wednesday 3-hour classes or the week and 2-week long sessions. Please call Dimitrios for more information. Read More »
Keith Cheveralls reports on the making of this fine example of wood carving craftsmanship in the May/June 2010 issue of Woodcarving Magazine.
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Join the growing list of discerning architects, designers and other trade professionals as well as the legion of private clients and students who have come to depend on the artistry, experience and professionalism of Dimitrios. Experience the captivating visual impact of a hand carved Klitsas original. Dimitrios invites you to visit his studio and wood carving school in Hampden, Massachusetts to experience the creative atmosphere of working with a classically trained Master Wood Carver.