Pictures of Our Artisans

I have had a deep love for Asia and its people since my first trip to meditate in a Northern Thailand monastery when I was 18 years old. When I started Lotus Sculpture in 2000 that connection with Asia has blossomed into pure love! I have known many of our artisans since my very first buying trip in 2000 when the new adventure of Lotus Sculpture just started. Together, the relationships I have with my artisans has grown through the years and they are now like my second family. I take great pride in knowing personally almost all the artisans who make the statues sold in Lotus Sculpture. I invite you to join me on my journey through the remote villages where each statue is made and to meet the artisans who create the sculptures that enrich your homes, temples and lives with grace.

Bali Wood Artists

In the hills surrounding the village of Ubud nestled in the heart of Bali I spend days on a scooter going from house to house in search of the best wood carvers that Bali has to offer. Historically, Bali has been known for its wood working heritage. With each trip I manage to find another wood artisan who breathes divinity into wood.

Wayan is the carver of my favorite Buddha statue to come out of Bali. Each year him and his son carve one 7 foot Buddha on Lotus base for me and each year its a masterpiece! Here he is after going to temple in front of unfinished Buddha.
Ladies selling their families wood carvings
On the weekend market she sells the Fat and Happy Buddha statues carved from Crocodile wood that her family makes
This master carver has a small shop with his house in the back. Every year I struggle to find him but he is always in the back working on a carving. I love this picture of him and his son.