Yanni has worked in wood all his life. He served his apprenticeship with his father who was a boat-builder and carpenter from the island of Ithaca in Greece.
Yanni worked for many years as a carpenter-builder be fore he decided to pursue his deeper calling as an artist. He has a profound love of nature and of trees, and is committed to exploring and revealing the innate beauty and forms hidden within the woods he works with. He uses rare and exquisitely grained Australian woods in his sculptures and jewelry boxes.
Yanni has traveled and worked in Australia, USA, India and Greece, and brings to his work the skills and experience of these many years. He has received numerous awards for his sculptural works, and has exhibited and sold his artwork throughout Australia and overseas.