Jan Piotr Ledwon

janfigures.jpg (84131 bytes) Jan (pronounced "Yan") Piotr Ledwon was an internationally recognized, award-winning, self-taught wood carver. In the kitchen of his apartment, in the city of Bielsko-Biala in southern Poland, he carved sensitive, free-standing and wall-mounted figures and signs. He used around 20 different chisels to carve his pieces from dry linden wood. They were finished with either shellac or wax. Jan passed away in 2008. His expressive sculptures may be found in many international collections.

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For more information, see "Polish Carving: Where Ideas Take Form," in Wood Carving, March/April 2001: 56-59.

Polish Wood Carver, Czeslaw Olma     
Polish Icon Maker, Dr. Miroslaw Mrozowski     
Silva Foundation Workshops in Lisbon, Portugal   
Marquetry of Granada, Spain   
Religious sculpture in Seville, Spain
Haida wood carver, Reg Davidson
Haida painter, James Sawyer
Mexican wood carver, Fernando Giron Pantoja
Mexican marquetry box maker, José Antonio Rodríguez
Wood carving in Foumban, Cameroon, Africa 
Ga Coffins in Teshie, Ghana 
Wood Carving in Bali, Indonesia 
Horn Carving in Bali, Indonesia

Web page, photographs, and text by Carol Ventura in 2000. Please look at Carol's home page to see more about crafts around the world.