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Toshko Atanasov

Toshko Atanasov has engaged his life with wood carving and he specializes in church and modern furniture. His primary areas of wood carving design are redecorating, repairing and creating church furniture. In 1986 he established his own company and found his own workshop in the Bulgarian town of Sliven. His professional experience also includes creating furniture such as tables, chairs, mirrors, doors, wardrobes, cabinets, shelves, picture frames, bedroom furniture, etc. (All his creations can be seen in his portfolio).
Toshko has obtained his Master degree in wood carving from the National Academy of Arts in Sofia. He had been working as a teacher in two of the most popular art schools in Bulgaria: in Triavna and Sliven. For the last 20 years he has been working with churches in Sofia helping them keep the authentic look of the Bulgarian Christian church. Some of the furniture he has created is altars, iconostases, crosses, thrones and cathedrae, analogia (lecterns), ambons and others.
His interests also include photography, painting, reading, nature, church art.