About Sergei KrasS

Carver's Story

Wood Carver Sergei KrasS was born in 1968 in Moldova, one of the 16 republics of former USSR. He was attended the State School of Arts since he was 6 years old and soon was admitted by his mentors as uniquely talented artist and carver. During the 10 years of studying, he participated in number of exhibitions and various shows.

He immigrated to Australia in 1996 and lives in Sydney. Sergei works predominantly in the making and carving of picture frames, mirror frames, family crests (coats of arms) with unique heraldic design, as well as knife handles and sheaths. Sergei also has a great interest in carving gun stocks.

Materials and Styles

Sergei’s artworks include different types, styles such as baroque, empire, gothic, eclectic, keltic, combination of methods of carving and variety of motifs, such as animal motif, flowers and leaves, various forms of checkered/patterned designs, fish scale and knots, often with encrusting by silver wire and crystals. He works with different types of timber and implements a variety of finishes including lacquer, dry oil, tinting, polishing, as well as gold and silver dusting.

Sergei is continually experimenting with new ideas, themes, materials and carving methods.

Sergei KrasS


Sergei’s knife was featured in a French magazine “LA PASSION DES COUTEAUX” in December 2016 issue. The photos to the right were taken during the 2016 Sydney Knife Show.

His knife is timber RAMBO3.

Magazine Publication
Magazine Publication

What People Say About Sergei's Work

I am impressed with the work Sergei undertook on my new European Beech timber frame.. Now I am planning to obtain a similar finish to my another two frames, which are an antique French style and around 120 years old. I would highly recommend Sergei for his high quality of work.

Chris Palmer, Paddington NSW

Sergei is reliable and punctual. He is always friendly and extremely hardworking. His workmanship is absolutely amazing. He has carved an incredible gunstock for my husband's birthday. I have always been more than happy with the end result. I would highly recommend Sergei for his high quality of work.

M. Golovsky, Double Bay NSW

Me and my husband are proud collectors of several beautiful art objects carved by Sergei Krass - mirror frame, gunstock and amazing family crest (coat of arms), which was ordered by my friends for our wedding anniversary. We are all really impressed with the quality of the carving and finishing.

T. & N. Smith, Gosford NSW

I was absolutely captivated with my mirror frame carved by Sergei Krass, it looks really stunning...

O. Campaler, Toorak VIC