Hassan Rahmani, 1985, Takestan, Iran
Hassan’s first artistic activities were in music. Later on, he experimented with many areas of crafts, and studied Handicraft in University of Mazandaran, Iran. His acquaintance with Michael Mode led him to choose segmented woodturning as his professional career.
In 2009, he received the Stamp of Originality from UNESCO for a work titled “The Little Prince”. He also received the First Degree Art Certificate from the Supreme Council for the Evaluation of Iranian Artists in early 2015. While lecturing in University of Art and Cultural Heritage University, Hassan has tried to reflect Iranian architectural motifs in segmented woodturning. As his most recent activity, Hassan has begun making Iranian musical instruments, such as Tumbak and Kamancheh, relying on the segmented woodturning technique since 2020. His works have brought Hassan the title of Top Iranian Handicraft Artist in 2011 and 2013, the Selected Artist in Wooden Handicraft Exhibition of 2015, and the Golden Cypress from the 5th Fajr Festival of Traditional Arts.